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When an employee is injured on the job, demanding the injured employee submit to a drug test may prevent an employee whose was intoxicated at the time they were injured from claiming workers compensation benefits.

Unlike drug testing job applicants, however, drug testing employees isn't always legal. But when an employee is involved in a workplace accident and you have a reasonable suspicion the employee may be under the influence, you may typically require that worker to submit to a drug test.

How can you make sure your post-accident drug-testing policies and procedures are legally sound? Here are five tips:

A new law signed by California Gov. Jerry Brown will require most employers to give workers at least three paid sick days a year.

The governor's signature on the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 will provide paid sick leave to over 6 million workers starting in July 2015, reports the Los Angeles Times.

Here's what California business owners need to know:

An increasing number of companies, both big and small, are using contractors to fill positions that would traditionally have been held by full-time employees.

While this may provide benefits in the form of saved time and money, using contractors can also pose a significant risk if done improperly. FedEx found this out this hard late last month, when a federal appeals court ruled that thousands of delivery drivers the company had claimed were independent contractors were actually employees, meaning the company may be on the hook for hundreds of millions of dollars in unpaid overtime.

How can you avoid the potential pitfalls of hiring contractors? Here are three legal lessons for employers from the FedEx case:

As a business owner, you likely do everything you can to discourage employees from stealing from your business.

Increasingly, however, employees are applying the same scrutiny to employers by filing so-called wage theft lawsuits against employers who fail to properly compensate them for their work. These lawsuits, including recent suits against large employers such as McDonalds and Walmart supplier Schneider, typically involve violations of minimum wage and overtime laws, reports The New York Times.

How can you stay clear of a potential wage theft lawsuit? Here are five tips:

As employees (slowly) return from their Labor Day holiday weekends, employers may be thinking about goal-setting for the rest of the year. Among the things you should never neglect are changes to employment laws that may require some sort of action by business owners.

To prevent your business from getting caught with its proverbial pants down, employers will want to keep these three kinds of employment law changes in mind:

Employing temporary or "temp" workers can often be a great way to fill vacancies in your business, but you'll need to get your legal ducks in a row.

Temps are often hired through staffing or "temp" agencies and may not be actual employees of your business. However, many companies have instituted temp-to-hire policies in which an employee has a short-term contract with that company which may lead to a full-time position.

These are but some of the legal concerns when employing temp workers, but these five legal reminders can help keep your business on the up-and-up:

With Labor Day approaching, business owners may want to take a moment to make sure they're complying with state and federal labor laws. Not only will abiding by these laws provide a safe and fair work environment, but it can also save your company from costly labor suits.

So while your employees prepare for a three-day Labor Day weekend, examine whether your business is ignoring these five labor laws:

A recent NLRB decision may have employers scratching their heads as it seems to prohibit business owners from firing employees for telling customers that the food they prepare might make patrons sick.

A Minnesota Jimmy John's sandwich franchise has been ordered to rehire workers that had put up posters "suggesting sandwiches were made by sick workers, calling their protests protected speech." According to Inside Counsel, these posters were part of a 2011 protest in response to refusal by management to give employees paid sick days.

How can your business legally deal with these types of protests?

With the NFL's regular season starting soon, it's not just players and coaches who are getting ready. The millions of Americans who play Fantasy Football are also prepping, researching players for upcoming drafts and joining leagues made up of friends, or in many cases, co-workers. According to Forbes, these office fantasy football leagues may offer a golden opportunity for business owners to connect with their employees on a more personal level.

How can fantasy football pay off your office, and what potential downsides should you look out for?

Whether your're already facing employment issues or you're are trying to avoid them by getting your legal ducks in a row, you may be considering hiring a lawyer who focuses on employment law for businesses.

But what should you know before you do? A lawyer will have plenty of questions for you at an initial consultation; you should be sure to have a few of your own to ask as well.

Here are five questions you may want to ask when hiring an employment lawyer for your business: