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Shining a Light on Infection Prevention

Manual cleaning and disinfection are critical steps to limiting the spread of pathogens in hospitals and other care facilities.  Due to human error, areas of the health care environment may be missed or insufficiently cleaned, exposing patients to infection. Automated systems that use UV-C, the highest-energy form of ultraviolet light, are showing promise.  This wavelength [...]

Core Benefits Have High Value

You don’t need a dog-friendly environment or on-site yoga lessons in order to have a positive impact on employee satisfaction. Glassdoor.com, a website where current and former employees anonymously review companies and their management, conducted a global benefits analysis in 2016. Their findings showed just three basic benefits had a measurable impact on overall employee [...]

Summons of Garnishment – Answer them

Once a party is awarded a monetary judgment and becomes a judgment creditor, that party still needs to collect the judgment. The most common way a judgment creditor collects from a judgment debtor is by garnishment. Garnishments are sent to a person, entity or employer the judgment creditor believes has property that belongs to the [...]

Minding Your Business on Social Media

Social media has blurred the line between personal and professional life.  What can an employer do to safeguard their business?  A proactive approach in which you set rules and educate your employees is best.  Here are some basic guidelines: Develop guidelines regarding personal versus work-related accounts.  Address specific aspects such as photos, language and the [...]

Service Animals, Allergies and the ADA

Employers have an obligation to reasonably accommodate employees with disabilities under the ADA.  That means that Employers generally must allow the use of suitably trained service animals by their Employees.  But what happens when that animal causes another employee to become ill because of allergies?  Can you ban the animal? The ADA requires Employers to [...]