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If there's one thing you can bet on in the technology industry, it's that it will change. Technology is by its very nature a medium which is constantly evolving and demands professionals with an ever-expanding body of skills. But acquiring these skills is only part of the journey — getting yourself noticed in the sea of actual techies and wannabe techies is more difficult now that everyone with access to a computer and the internet considers themselves a technology guru. So how do you get an employer’s attention? Read on.
In Roman mythology, Cupid is the god of love, son of Venus. But one look at that cherubic boy holding a bow and arrow should alert you that he may be bringing more trouble than love to the workplace. So can you or should you keep romance out of the workplace? How can you address legitimate liability concerns without invading employees' privacy? And what should you do to protect yourself so Cupid does not wreak havoc in the workplace?
According to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), employers must keep track of and pay employees for all time worked. But what exactly counts as time worked? This question is somewhat loaded, requiring employers to work through a myriad of federal and state laws and regulations, as well as a number of fact-specific exceptions. For instance, are employees entitled to payment for engaging in passive activities, such as participating in meetings or training courses, traveling for work or changing clothes?
We will address some issues these questions typically raise. But the guidance we provide is based on fairly fact-specific regulations and limited to federal law. It is important you consult legal counsel to fully understand the regulations and ensure no applicable state or local laws mandate a different outcome. It also is important to note these rules apply only to nonexempt employees (employees who are entitled to overtime compensation pursuant to applicable law).
As you probably are aware, many employment-related lawsuits arise from the termination process. For example, an employee can sue you because he believes he has been terminated unfairly or decide to proceed with a claim he may have been harboring because of how he perceives to have been treated. Because of these possibilities, it is critical you pay careful attention to the termination process.
Copywriters are ubiquitous, not to mention necessary, in the entertainment world. Their work is needed for television, radio, print, you name it – wherever there's a need to persuade people to act or to promote an idea or business, there’s a need for copywriters. And since our culture thrives on advertisements and entertainment, copywriters are here to stay. Consider the following:
Accepting mediocrity in yourself is the only real way to achieve balance in your life. If you are an accountant at a firm and you want to work while raising a family, then you need to be a mediocre accountant.
Beyond any other single question-regardless of how motivated you are, where you went to school, or your work history-if you slip up on the issue of credibility, you might as well forget about a successful career. Certainly, there are many people who get ahead by playing fast and loose with the rules. I have seen more examples of this over the course of my career than I can count. Nevertheless, when all is said and done, no matter how far untrustworthy people get, they almost always come crashing down. When these crashes occur, they are not normally bumps in the road. Professional careers end.