Does “at-will employment” mean we can terminate without risk?

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Answer:  No, termination always comes with some risk, even when the employment is at-will. While at-will employment allows either the employer or the employee to terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without notice, and with or without cause, it does not permit you to terminate employment based on the employee exercising a […]

How long should we keep employee timecards?

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Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, you are required to keep such records for at least three years from time of creation. However, we recommend that personnel records, including payroll records and timecards, be kept for seven years from the date the record is made or the date of termination, whichever is longer. That way, […]

Return to Work

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Summary: An employee injured off the job would like to return to work, but we’re concerned about her safety and her ability to do the job. How should we proceed? We’re a small employer and not subject to the Family and Medical Leave Act. Question:    What does an employer need to do if an […]