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How to hire an interim manager?

May 11, 17 How to hire an interim manager?

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Written by Lyle Charles Interim managers are hired as business or project leaders to manage a project or an area of a company. Often interim managers are hired through interim short-term management services that offer their clients a selection of experts who have a high level of performance and a strong track record of achieving results. Is an interim manager necessary? – Firstly look within your organization for the skills and expertise you require. You may be surprised to learn that you have already hired an employee who is perfect for the role. Think about your ideal candidate – Look at the qualities, skills, and experience that you are looking for in an ideal candidate and create a job description using these details. Use a reputable interim provider – A reputable interim provider will provide you with a list of candidates who will possess the right management skills for your company. Don’t delay recruitment decisions – Good quality interim managers are rare and hired quickly, therefore if you have a need for one, it is best to start the recruitment process quickly. Cultural fit – The candidate you select should be able to hit the ground running and therefore should grasp what is required of them within five working days. However, the right fit will greatly depend on the interim manager’s work ethics, communication skills, and overall attitude compared to your company’s work culture. Construction projects often require the services of an interim manager as an interim manager can help the project run smoothly and offer an outside perspective. Most construction projects benefit from hiring construction claims consultants as interim managers, because of their skills and experience on handling and mitigation construction claims. ______________________________________________________________ Lyle Charles is a construction consultants for commercial construction projects across the United...

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Child labor laws in America

Mar 23, 17 Child labor laws in America

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The child labor laws in American have come into effect to prevent dangerous and exploitative conditions that are faced by children in the 19th and 20th century. The majority of American child labor laws are found in the Fair Labor Standards Act. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, children under the age of 12, cannot be hired for non-agricultural jobs, except under certain extraordinary circumstances (like child actors). However, children under the age of 12, can be hired for agricultural employment for unlimited hours, if parental consent is provided. Children between the ages of 12-16 can work in certain jobs for limited hours per day. Children between the ages of 16-18 can work for unlimited hours in nonhazardous occupations. However, these laws can vary from state to state. Although child labor is regulated in the US, there are still concerns that underage children are forced to work. Statistics show that children in agricultural professions do not complete high school, are exposed to dangerous pesticides and can experience hazards that are fatal. The other concern for watch groups are child actors, whose earnings are controlled by their parents. Circumstances such as these can lead to disputes when the parents decide to divorce. A company or an individual should always consult an attorney if they are considering hiring a child worker. To locate a list of attorneys in your area, visit a reputed law firm’s website for further...

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How to deal with sexual harassment in the workplace

Feb 27, 17 How to deal with sexual harassment in the workplace

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Sexual harassment is defined by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) as “Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment.” It is important to highlight the word “unwelcome” or uninvited in this definition. Sexual or romantic interaction between two people in the workplace may go against company policy, but it is not sexual harassment. Victims of sexual harassment should follow the steps below to overcome the issue. Understand your company’s sexual harassment policy – You should read and highlight areas from your company’s sexual harassment policy to understand the process. Ask the harasser to stop – Inform the harasser that you will report them to their employer and the commission. Most often harassers will stop harassing a person on their first warning. Write a note or memo to your harasser if they fail to stop – Put down in writing what the harasser did, the date it happened, the current date, the harasser’s full name and send it via certified mail. You should keep a copy of the letter together with the return receipt. You could also send a copy to the harasser’s manager or supervisor. Keep records – Each time a harassment occurs, note down the date, time, what occurred and who saw the harassment, if it occurred in public. You should also save any emails, texts or voicemails that can strengthen your story. Look for other victims and supporters/witnesses – Speak to other people that you may think have been harassed by the same person. Ask them if they could note down the date, time and the incident of when then were being harassed....

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What is Elder Law?

Jan 23, 17 What is Elder Law?

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This area of law, which refers to, issues that affect older people, usually over 60 years of age. Here are 3 main areas of elder law include estate planning, Medicaid, disability and long-term care and guardianship. Estate planning – This involves preparation and administration of a will, which highlights areas like establishing trusts, the use, and purpose of a living will and other matters affecting the elder’s estate. Medicaid, disability and long-term care – Another area that is important, is paying for the elder’s medical bills. Since most will face higher medical bills at the end of their life, it is important to ensure that these costs are covered. It is also important to state how far one will want medical personnel to go to extend one’s It is, therefore, important to state how one will want their medical treatments handled, once one is incapacitated. Guardianship – The other important area is guardianship, which involves the areas of who should take care of the elder, once he/she finds it hard to complete daily tasks, for example, due to dementia, Alzheimer’s or after a stroke. Although close family members are guardians, it is necessary to consider hiring an attorney to ensure that the elder’s wishes are met. If there are no family members to take on the task, the elder can appoint a guardian by the court. The guardian can offer a fee for their services. This appointed guardian will have legal obligations are to the elder....

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Construction claims management

Dec 17, 16 Construction claims management

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Written by Lyle Charles The construction landscape involves risks and these risks are often not- transferable risks or liabilities, which include health, safety, and the environment. Construction claims management is part of project planning and is concerned with preventing, reducing and resolving claims. This process involves: Identifying and managing risk exposures on projects. Promote an established departmental resolution processes. Resolve claims promptly in a fair and reasonable manner while respecting the rights of all parties concerned. If your construction company is looking to reduce claims, it is important to start with creating a standard construction agreement and construction contract documents. It is advisable to receive legal counsel when creating these documents, to ensure that all contracts follow a standard procedure. Most reputed construction companies will have a project manager who is responsible for preventing and resolving disputes and claims, as and when they arise. However, some cases may be complex and require a construction consultant to assist in certain areas of the case. Most construction outsourcing companies will have expert’s that specialize in every area of construction. If you are looking to train your construction claim management team for your company, consider the programs offered by the Claims Prevention and Management Unit in the National Capital Area. The programs offered will help to prevent, manage and avoid claims. This unit’s committee also publish books on policies, procedures, and processes that will help employees understand the importance of construction claims management. ________________________________________________________________ Experts, such as Lyle Charles provide a professional opinion and a complete construction claim analysis. If you are either a contractor or the employer, seeking a construction claims expert with a construction background will almost always guarantee a step in the right direction....

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Are sexual harassment investigations confidential?

Dec 09, 16 Are sexual harassment investigations confidential?

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Sexual harassment is common in most modern workplaces and can include unwelcome sexual or romantic advances, sexual blackmail, offensive touching, discussions of intimate activities that make others uncomfortable, etc. It is also important to understand what happens to the accused, especially if the sexual harassment claim is determined to be unfounded.  In most situations the accused that is found to be innocent does not always receive justice and can some times be terminated without any further review. Filing a case on defamation against ones character can be away of receiving damages from lost income and personal embarrassment, but can often be costly and be difficult to prove. This raises the question, about why the accused and the accusers names are not left confidential, until the case is proven. Often this happened for the accuser, but does not remain confidential in regards to the accused. This can be a problem to employees who have been wrongly accused of sexually harassing an employee. It is wise for employers to implement policies that keep such matters confidential for the employees concerned. Implementing a policy will also reduce the company from being exposed to claims regarding wrongful termination, slander, or other claims. Employers should also follow the same rule and limit reference calls to only verifying dates of employment and eligibility for re-hire. To implement the best practices for sexual harassment, it is advisable to consult corporate counsel for guidance on the best practices for your business....

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Sports Injury Laws

Nov 03, 16 Sports Injury Laws

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Injuries when actively engaging in sports is common and can include minor, accidental injuries such as sprains, twists, and the occasional bone break. However, if an injury occurs due to someone else’s deliberate hit or recklessness it is advisable to hold that person accountable, mainly because a major injury can adversely affect your career or your hobby. In some cases, referees can be held responsible, because they have asked a player to perform in a certain manner that has resulted in an injury. Other cases involve the spectators, governing bodies, local authorities, schools and the organizers of a sporting event, or a manufacturer or supplier of defective or dangerous sporting goods. Sports injury lawsuits often include common injuries such as concussions, brain and nervous system damage and sometimes deaths. These cases will claim damages in the form of personal injury claims. In most cases, negligence is to blame, while some include intentional injury. To show that a person has been negligent, the victim’s lawyer will have to prove that the defendant had the duty of care to protect the lawyers client from harm and that this breach resulted in harm. If you or someone you know feels that their injury was due to someone else’s fault, it is best to seek advice from a law firm that is experienced in handling sports injury lawsuits. In most cases, lawyer will request all documentation including medical bills that have been paid, prior to taking on your case....

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