Blog Posts in 2018

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  • Firing workplace harasser may not be enough to avoid responsibility
    Firing workplace harasser may not be enough to avoid responsibility

    A recent Virginia case highlights the importance of addressing reported harassment in the workplace quickly and supervising your managers in the process. It also shows that even eventually firing the ...

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  • Common mistakes in non-compete agreements
    Common mistakes in non-compete agreements

    An increasing number of employers have been making workers sign “non-compete” agreements. These are agreements where employees pledge not to work for a competitor if they leave the company for any ...

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  • Basing pay on salary history creates risk of EPA violation
    Basing pay on salary history creates risk of EPA violation

    It’s very common for employers to ask job applicants for their salary history to determine how to set their pay. But if a recent decision from a federal appeals court is any indication, that’s a ...

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  • Matoaca High School 5k Ott Trot
    Matoaca High School 5k Ott Trot

    LawrenceQueen is proud to be one of the sponsors for this year's Matoaca High School 5k Ott Trot. The majority of the proceeds from the race will be used to build the Dorothy P. Ott Scholarship Fund, ...

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  • Use Personality Tests With Caution During Hiring Process
    Use Personality Tests With Caution During Hiring Process

    Personality assessments are a commonly used tool for employers to evaluate applicants during the hiring process. But recent settlements between the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and ...

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  • Misclassification Cases Can Be Costly
    Misclassification Cases Can Be Costly

    It’s very tempting to hire people and label them as independent contractors. You’re saving money because independent contractors aren’t entitled to employee benefits , overtime and wage-and-hour ...

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