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Workplace Violence – Is Your Company Prepared?

Workplace violence is a major concern for both employers and employees. Not only does it adversely affect the victims of violence, but it can undermine employee morale, cause good employees to leave, adversely impact employee performance, and even negatively affect...

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WORKPLACE FRAGRANCES AND THE ADA

Is sensitivity to workplace fragrances or odors a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”)? Can an employee really need an accommodation for the way an office smells or for a perfume another employee is wearing? Believe it or not, this was the...

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DIVERSITY IN TODAY’S WORKPLACE

Last month, a Director from one of C2’s federal contracting clients called to discuss a conversation she had just had with one of the company’s employees – “John.” John is a U.S. born citizen who practices traditional Islam.  He often wears traditional Islamic...

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Hiring Outside The Box

The other week, a large C2 client asked our HR staff to review its employment application.  As a federal contractor, the client has employees in multiple states and for consistency prefers to utilize a single employment application for all its locations.  When we...

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How to Handle the Passing of an Employee

MANAGING THE UNEXPECTED One of C2’s government contractor clients recently called seeking guidance because an employee on leave for a family vacation did not return to work when expected.  The client phoned the employee’s emergency contact, only to discover the...

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Volunteers, Interns and Avoiding Potential Pitfalls

Volunteer programs and unpaid internship are useful tools -- not only for companies, but also for young people seeking valuable experience. Plus, many organizations rely on volunteers to help carry out their missions. With Americans living longer, retirement does not...

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Washington D.C.’s Evolving Wage & Hour Law

C2 recently onboarded a small government contracting client with primary operations located in Washington, D.C. The client came to C2, in part, because they wanted to create more internal structure and support for their workforce now that they are growing at a fairly...

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The Trump Administration: What HR Changes Lay Ahead?

Now that Donald Trump has been elected President, what HR-related changes are in store for employers? The short answer is that a lot of uncertainty still exists. While the President-elect’s priorities and polices will assuredly be more “employer friendly” than those...

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