Five New Year’s Resolutions For The Workplace

The new year is time for resolutions. It is a time to make changes that improve your life. Here are five new year’s resolutions to help make sure you are best equipped to flex your rights at work.


  1.  I will keep track of all my work hours, especially if I do any sort of work tasks outside of the office and outside of traditional business hours (i.e. answer emails, calls, write up reports etc.).
  2. I will document any and all acts of harassment. I will note who said or did the act, what happened, where it happened, when it happened, and anybody who witnessed the harassment.
  3. If I am subject to harassment or any other sort of hostile work environment, I will follow the reporting procedures as laid out in my employer’s handbook/employee manual. I will try to keep a copy of any report made showing the complaint was sent and to whom it was sent.
  4. If taking leave under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), I will report the need for leave following any company guidelines outlined in handbooks or manuals as soon as practicably possible. I will follow up with company requests for information from my healthcare provider as soon as possible.
  5. I will make sure that if I have been classified as an independent contractor, that I am correctly classified and not missing out on tax benefits and workplace protections to which I am entitled.


As always, talk to an attorney in your jurisdiction if you are having any problems at work. Attorney Benjamin Kandy is licensed in the State of Georgia and is more than happy to speak with you about employment issues in Atlanta and Georgia wide.

This is not legal advice. This page does not create an attorney-client relationship between the reader and Attorney Benjamin Kandy. Please see our disclaimer page.

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