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Age of Smartphones

Employment in The Age of Smartphones – If My Boss Emails Me When I’m Not At Work Do I Have to Reply?

In this day and age, almost everyone has some sort of a phone, whether it is an old flip phone or a smart phone.  But, surveys show that while many people have Smartphones and cell phones, more and more people are doing less and less work… at work!  In fact, studies show that 20% of an employee’s time at work is wasted doing things like surfing the web, playing games, being on social media accounts, even talking to friends – all while on the clock.  If you use a phone while on the clock or you are an employer that has noticed some or a lot of your workers failing to finish projects or lack of productivity, there are a few things you might want to ask yourself, alternatively, if you are an employee and you think what you do on your phone is your business, here are also a few things you need to think about when at work and using a Smartphone.

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The Presidential Election and The Workplace

Chances are if you work in a company, business or even a store, that water cooler talk is always prevalent in the office.  Especially true when there is some sort of a presidential election going on like there is right now.  People always want to chime in as to who they want to win, think should win, or what their different outlooks are in terms of the election, their political choices, etc.  People often talk about all sorts of things at work, but politics should definitely not be one of them.  In fact, the more you think this is innocent, the more people keep proving you wrong – recently a survey was done on the Career Builders website where 36% of people said that they talked about politics at work and 46% said they planned on talking about politics at work.

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What to Ask an Employment Attorney

If you have a workplace related legal issue such as workplace bullying, discrimination, harassment of any type of unfair or unlawful termination, it might be time to meet up with an Employment attorney in New Jersey. This is of course, a worst case scenario.  One of the first things you should do is try to talk to the person in charge or to human resources to see what can be done – if anything.  If all else fails, then the next logical step would be to speak to a lawyer.  When it comes to meeting with a lawyer, make sure that you make the process as easy and smooth as you can.  Be sure to prepare a list of a few questions that you want to ask the lawyer.  Asking questions is a great way to see if you and the lawyer are a good match and if they can handle the situation at hand properly.  Here are a few of the questions you should be asking your Employment attorney if you are serious about the situation and need help.

Laws That Govern Property Management Companies

Property Management CompanyWhen it comes to a property management company in NJ people seem to think that this is an easy job.  But, just like any other authoritative figure, a company that manages properties such as apartments, condos, homes or even business buildings does have legal obligations and they need to be not only aware of those obligations, but also aware of state and local laws when it comes to property management regulations.  When it comes to property management companies in any state, there are certain laws that need to be followed.  Here are a few you might want to consider or should be aware of.

Employment Laws for Management

While an employee needs to be aware of their rights and some of the laws as an employee for a business, entity or company, a manager or supervisor needs to be aware of ALL of the legal laws and rules when it comes to labor and employment laws.  Most of the companies out there work diligently and closely with Human Resources to make sure that certain laws and rules are being followed. If you are a supervisor, manager or even an assistant manager, there are certain laws that you should be aware of when it comes to employees and employment laws to ensure compliance in a company.  These laws can be found below, make sure you brush up on these laws and are aware of any updates or changes in the New Year.  If you are an employee reading this article and you read the information below, make sure you talk to a New Jersey employment Attorney before making any brash decisions.