About the authors

Alicia SmithAlicia Smith
I am the product manager for XpertHR US, a Reed Business Information product, with responsibility for customer-driven product strategy, planning and development… more

Ashley ShawAshley Shaw
Ashley Shaw was formerly the legal editor of the risk management – health, safety, security chapter of XpertHR.… more

Beth ZollerBeth Zoller
I am the legal editor for the discrimination, affirmative action, harassment, retaliation, employee privacy, and employee… more

David WeisenfeldDavid Weisenfeld
I am the legal editor for the preemployment background check, job advertising, and interviewing and selection content in the recruiting and hiring section of XpertHR USA… more

Linda PophalLinda Pophal
Linda Pophal, SPHR, is owner/CEO of Strategic Communications, LLC, and a communication strategist with a background in HR/employee relations… more

Marta MoakleyMarta Moakley
I am the legal editor for the training and development, employee retention, performance appraisals, promotions, employee communications, managing employees in… more

Melissa Gonzalez BoyceMelissa Boyce
I am the legal editor for the Labor Relations section of XpertHR. Prior to joining XpertHR, I practiced labor and employment law with a focus on union-related matters… more

Melissa BurdorfMelissa Burdorf
I am the legal editor for the FMLA, ADA, USERRA, Jury Duty and other forms of leave content in the employee leaves and employee… more

Melissa SilverMelissa Silver
I am the legal editor for the employment offer, terms of employment, new hire paperwork, negligent hiring… more

Michael CardmanMichael Cardman
I am the legal editor for the wage and hour content in the employee compensation section of XpertHR US… more

Michael JacobsonMichael Jacobson
I am the legal editor for the organizational exit and investigations and litigation sections of XpertHR USA… more

Peggy Carter-WardPeggy Carter-Ward
My role is the head of content for XpertHR – US. I have 20 years of business compliance publishing experience… more

Rena PirsosRena Pirsos
I am the legal editor for the payroll section of XpertHR US. I have a law degree and more than 25 years of experience as a writer and editor of tax and business publications… more

Tracy MorleyTracy Morley
I am the legal editor for the employee benefits section of XpertHR US. I have more than 25 years of HR experience encompassing multiple HR disciplines… more