Posts Tagged “law”

Dear Atty., Do I Legally Have To Hire This Criminal?

Attorney Pete Albrecht Dear Attorney: Our company recently extended a job offer to a woman to fill our vacant accounting/bookkeeper position. She is highly qualified and comes with great references. She is scheduled to start next week. After we extended the job offer to her, however, her future supervisor went on the internet and discovered that she has ...

Dear Atty., Can My Employee Take Maternity Leave Before The Baby Is Born?

Attorney Pete Albrecht   Dear Attorney: We have an employee who is in the final weeks of her pregnancy. She is healthy and has no medical complications as a result of the pregnancy. She recently approached me and asked if she could take a couple of weeks off prior to the expected due date to get her apartment ...

Dear Atty., Do I Legally Have To Pay My Staff Overtime?

Attorney Pete Albrecht Dear Attorney: I own a small manufacturing company. Our facility is divided into several departments and I employ “Department Managers” to oversee production in those departments. These managers also supervise several employees each. The manager’s work hours vary from week to week; some weeks they will work less than 40 hours while other weeks they ...

Dear Atty., 8 Things Employers Do Illegally

Attorney Pete Albrecht Dear Attorney: As a faithful reader of this column, I know that most people write in with specific situations that they want you to address. My question is a little different. Given that you advise employers for a living, I am curious if there are certain mistakes that are commonly made by employers. For example, ...

Dear Atty., My Employee Lawyered Up. Now What?

Attorney Pete Albrecht Dear Atty., We have a current employee who is out on workers’ compensation. He hired an attorney prior to being released to return to work. He has been released to return to work with a 10‑pound lifting restriction. We do have work available within his restriction, but he has resisted all of our efforts to ...

Dear Atty., Help! Our Employee Handbook Landed Us In Hot Water

Attorney Pete Albrecht The “Dear Atty.” column is aimed at answering employers’ legal questions that surround issues in human resources. Attorney Pete Albrecht of Albrecht Backer Labor & Employment Law, S.C. welcomes you to submit questions here for future editions of “Dear Atty.” Dear Atty., I run a small business. We have fewer than 50 employees so I ...

Dear Atty., The Rules Don’t Apply To Me, Right?

Attorney Pete Albrecht “Dear Atty” is a column aimed at answering employers’ legal questions that surround issues in human resources. Attorney Pete Albrecht of Albrecht Backer Labor & Employment Law, S.C. welcomes you to submit questions here for future editions of “Dear Atty.”   Dear Atty., I am the human resources manager for our company. For the most ...

Dear Atty., Does ‘The Boss’ Reign Supreme?

Attorney Pete Albrecht The “Dear Atty” column is aimed at answering employers’ legal questions that surround issues in human resources. Attorney Pete Albrecht of Albrecht Backer Labor & Employment Law, S.C. welcomes you to submit questions here for future editions of “Dear Atty.”   Dear Atty., I have a brother-in-law who is kind of a know-it-all. He runs ...

Dear Atty., How Do I End The Hostility?

Attorney Pete Albrecht The “Dear Atty.” column is aimed at answering employers’ legal questions that surround issues in human resources. Attorney Pete Albrecht of Albrecht Backer Labor & Employment Law, S.C. welcomes you to submit questions for future editions of “Dear Atty.”   Dear Atty., I am the human resources manager at our company. We have a salesman, ...

Dear Atty., Have I Stepped In It Deep Now?

Businessman walks on street The “Dear Atty” column is aimed at answering employers’ legal questions that surround issues in human resources. Attorney Pete Albrecht of Albrecht Backer Labor & Employment Law, S.C. welcomes you to submit questions here for future editions of “Dear Atty.”   Dear Atty., We are adding a new marketing position at our company and as ...