“Legally Speaking Employment Advice” – A Podcast Discussing the Legal Challenges of Staffing Faced by Businesses Today
A business and workforce law expert shares valuable insights on the issues businesses face in
today’s competitive employment landscape.
Fort Myers, FL – September 15, 2022 – Unfair Advantage, a podcast series addressing the businesses’ challenges and opportunities, recently featured legal expert Diane Geller, Esq. of Fox Rothschild, LLP. This episode, “Legally Speaking Employment Advice,” hosted by Mona Hilton, CEO of Advantage Anywhere, brings to light significant legal aspects of staffing and employment in today’s post-pandemic work environment.
Geller offers informed and experienced advice on business and employment law issues that arise as a matter of operations. Podcast listeners will gain valuable insight to help guide their business in employment matters. Topics include how the staffing landscape changes affect them, dramatic changes in regulations and laws, handling remote workers, advice on existing staff and hiring new staff, potential opportunities, and more.
“Regardless of industry, everyone is talking about staffing issues – the shortage of staff, the new predicament with remote workers, and the changing landscape of employment as a whole,” states Hilton. “You need to know about wise staffing decisions that, frankly, protect yourself and your company.”
Geller provides useful insights on employee poaching where employers are bidding for their services. She says, “The great resignation wasn’t just a resignation from work; it was also a resignation to go to other employers. We’re seeing so much change where non-competes were strong and available but recently have been eroded due to federal, state, and local policies where those protections may or may not be available. So, the ability for employees to move around is growing greater and greater.”
Geller also discusses how companies can contend with employees’ growing demands. “Money relates to the quality of life in what employees are demanding. They want the ability to work from home. The attraction of employees and the type of position they are looking for – you really need to survey that and be responsive to what’s going to make you most competitive.”
As regulations and laws continue to evolve, Geller says, “More and more states are going to paid sick leave, and we’re waiting to see if the country as a whole goes to a paid family leave. So, companies need to make sure that their PTO, their vacation and sick time policies, will put them in compliance with state and local laws. Some of these state laws are really restrictive on employers.”
Employers are urged to re-evaluate employee agreements, company manuals, policies, and procedures. Geller points out, “They really do, because how are you going to deal with a remote employee? For example, if you have a remote employee, you need to understand that they are covered by worker’s compensation when they are working from home.”
The podcast discussion heavily focuses on critical legal topics that small and mid-size companies may overlook. But for those in business management who need to keep up with the latest legal staffing developments, this is a thoughtful and detailed podcast.
About Fox Rothschild
Over the past 100 years, Fox Rothschild LLP, a full-service law firm, has grown to a 950-lawyer national law firm by focusing on client service and responsiveness and attracting bright and creative lawyers who know how to deliver. As a result, individuals and businesses – public, private, and nonprofit; startup, family-run, and multinational – receive n unwavering commitment to client satisfaction.
About Unfair Advantage
Unfair Advantage podcasts explore insights and methodologies to give businesses an unfair advantage. The podcast series examines how small and mid-size companies approach key challenges and opportunities in emerging technology, digital marketing, and business processes and practices. Each episode is hosted by Mona Hilton, who industry experts and thought leaders join to discuss topics shaped to help business growth.
About Advantage Anywhere
For over 25 years, Advantage Anywhere has been a leading technology innovator delivering simple and ingenious sales and marketing solutions for small and mid-size businesses. Product development focuses on creating rich, interactive experiences that streamline business processes and increase efficiency, productivity, and revenue growth. The company is dedicated to upholding corporate values of passion, integrity, innovation, and excellence.
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