Entries by Trisha Crigger

Coronavirus (COVID-19) precautions offered for employers

The law firm of Dickinson Wright offers basic tips for employers about the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. Read more below or see the original post here. (Republished with permission, with updates from the CDC noted below). It is now impossible to avoid the reality that the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19, the “coronavirus”), […]

Considering non-compete agreements? Put them in place before hiring or promoting

Recently, Apple brought a case against a manager who allegedly established a competing business during company time. Most company owners would agree that’s not an acceptable way for managers to spend time at work. What, if anything, can a company do to prevent those situations, and what can they do if a situation like that […]

Orient and onboard your new employees online

There is a lot of chatter about the importance of onboarding and orientations for new employees and there is good reason for that. Finding the best candidates and employees takes creativity, time, energy and money. Once you find these talented individuals, you want to keep them! Using an electronic onboarding system is a time-saver, helps […]

Don’t be a victim of email spear phishing

One specific type of phishing attack is called “spear phishing.” Unlike standard email scams, spear phishing includes several elements of social engineering that are intended to deceive the email recipient to a much larger degree. Spear phishing is “the fraudulent practice of sending emails ostensibly from a known or trusted sender in order to induce […]

How employers should approach at-will employment

At-will employment means that either employer or employee can end an employment relationship at any time, with or without notice, and with or without explanation. But employers should beware of using it in the same way in all situations. At-will employment is not a one-size-fits-all solution for employers parting ways with an employee. Employers must […]