David C. Whitlock has over 25 years experience in business immigration, compliance, employment counseling and training. Whitlock can be reached at (404) 626-7011 or at
Disabilities create significant risks of legal liability if not properly handled. The Americans with Disabilities Act or ADA went into effect in July 1992. The law applies to employers with 15 or more employees. This employment-related...
Watch out for regulation changes regarding age discrimination, health care, veteran employment and independent contractors.
A look at the Obamacare Employer Mandate, its penalties and how it will affect business owners
ObamaCare and its effects on your business are complicated - here's how to ensure you're ready when the law takes effect Jan. 1, 2014.
The Shared Responsibility Mandate applies to “large” employers. This is defined to mean all private or public employers with 50 or more full-time employees.
A well-crafted job application can be one of your most effective hiring tools when looking for employees.
Your construction firms should choose an occupational medicine clinic that offers services in care for workers injured on the job, workers compensation related evaluations, drug testing and the like.
When selling your business, a team of advisors and open communication with your employees and business partners will contribute to a smooth transfer of power.
All too often, successful businesses disappear when the founder does. This can be because of a sudden, unexpected catastrophe or simply because of a lack of succession planning.
Advice on how to ask the right interview questions that will help you hire the right employees for your company.
Employee arbitration agreements can save you money and help you avoid court
Everything you need to know about creating a workplace drug testing policy that protects your business, applying it legally, and keeping it up to date
Create a clear social media policy for employees.
Juries have ruled against employers and awarded tens of millions of dollars to victims injured by drivers using cell phones
Many contractors take employment applications for granted, but it really is the most important step in the hiring process. A well-crafted application helps you get the information you need to make the right hiring decision — and it actually protects...
Basic tips for creating an employee handbook
Last time I told you the story of my friend and client Bill who was having problems with his employee Dave. Bill’s biggest frustration was Dave was one of the LUZIRS (Lazy, Undisciplined, Zero-Interest, Irresponsible, Rude, Slackers), but Bill...
A checklist for small business owners to ensure their
companies are in compliance with labor and employment laws.
Following these steps will help assure contractors they are in compliance with I-9 immigration regulations
Business law and regulations affect the way employers can discipline or terminate employees.
Employers should have a job reference policy in place to help avoid litigation