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3 Common Workplace Problems and How to Resolve Them

Businesses of all sizes often struggle to maintain a stress-free work environment. With so many different personalities and skills coming together to work on projects and assignments, there are bound to be disagreements. There are three main workplace problems that almost any company will come across. Read below to learn how you can resolve these common business problems. What Common Business Partnership Issues I Could Face? Priorities. One of the biggest sources of conflict in a workplace between business partners and coworkers is different priorities. Fifty-seven percent of employees believe there’s not a proper alignment on certain strategic objectives. In order to resolve this issue and reduce frustration in the workplace, employers should increase transparency on what is most important to the company. In other words, get everybody on the same page for ‘WHY’ they are working on a particular project. This way everyone can know what the top priority…
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Does My Employer Have to Pay for Training?

Employers are required to compensate their employers for all hours worked. What about time spent in lectures, seminars, and similar activities? Does your employer have to pay for training like that? The short answer is that your employer must pay you for all required training sessions. All, that is, except for the following exceptions. Times Your Employer Doesn’t Have to Pay for Training An employer may not be required to pay you for attending any training session outside of your usual working hours if any or all the following are true: Voluntary attendance – Attendance is deemed voluntary if the employer never explicitly says to go to the training or leads the employee to believe that missing the training could affect his standing in the company. Not directly related to job – Training is directly related to an employee’s job if it is designed to make him better at the…
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How the Electronic Transfer Law Will Help NJ Businesses

New Jersey Business Lawyers Explain the New State Law Recently, Governor Chris Christie signed Assembly Bill 1162 into law, which amends the old law for the writing of bad checks. From now on, electronic fund transfers are included in the laws that penalize people who write bad checks, drafts or money orders. A bad electronic transfer would include any electronic transfer that was rejected for lack of funds, lack of credit to pay or if the person that creates the transfer does not have an account with the drawee. What are the Rules for Electronic Transfers? The new law has divided the rules between those who unknowingly make bad transfers and those who knowingly make bad transfers. For example, suppose you send an electronic payment for a product that you received; however, your account did not have enough money in it to actually pay the company for the product. The…
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What Rights Do Employees Have in At-will Employment States?

Talk to a Monmouth County Business Lawyer to Learn About Wrongful Termination Understanding at-will employment law is imperative for businesses, since failing to stay within the law can result in wrongful termination lawsuits against your company. New Jersey, like many other states, is has at-will employment. This means that both employers and employees may terminate employment at any time without reason or prior notice. However, the law is not always this simple, and many exceptions exist to give employees additional rights. Learning more about at-will rights can allow businesses to recognize unfair dismissal suits before they occur. What is At-Will Employment? At-will employment means that for any reason, except an illegal one, an employer may terminate an employee or an employee may leave a job without suffering any legal repercussions. Employers may also change an employee’s wages, eliminate benefits or otherwise alter the terms of the employment relationship without giving…
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Do New Jersey Banks Anticipate Better Conditions for Business in 2014?

Talk with a Monmouth County Business Lawyer to Ensure Your Business Operates Effectively According to a recent survey about the economy, many New Jersey banks are optimistic about 2014. These small to medium-sized banks lend to households and local businesses, and their positivity could make them more likely to provide loans to those in need of financial assistance. The survey could also be an excellent indicator of how the local New Jersey economy may improve or decline in 2014. Why are Many New Jersey Banks Optimistic about the Current Economy? Statistics from the survey showed that only 9.3 percent of banks that participated in the study believe the New Jersey economy is in poor shape, which is a significant drop from the 31.5 percent that said the economy was in poor condition in 2011. The number of banks that believe the economy is in good shape also increased from 5.6…
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