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Common LGBTQ Issues in the Workplace (and How to Solve Them)

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On July 21, 2014, President Barack Obama signed an executive order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating against employees and job applicants based on their sexual orientation and gender identity. “In This was an important day for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community. However, as we celebrate Pride Month this June, it’s important to remember that the fight for equal rights and protections is nowhere near over.

Everything You Need to Build Your Employee Handbook

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The employee handbook is the holy grail of workplaces, and every employer should have one, regardless of size. Not having an employee handbook is one of the biggest mistakes small employers can make. Helps keep management and employees on the same page.

Compliance Checklist: Federal Employment Laws You Need To Know At Every Stage Of Your Company’s Growth

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Employers may only hire those who can legally work in the United States and must maintain up-to-date I-9 forms for all employees. Employers must withhold and pay the federal government a set percentage of employee wages for the federal government. Employers must withhold and pay the federal government a set percentage of employee wages for Social Security and Medicare. Equal Pay Act (EPA), via EEOC. One key amendment includes the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.