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The 10 most common legal mistakes made by human resources

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The Human Resources department has a host of responsibilities.  Juggling them is often overwhelming, to say the least.  One small misstep could cost the company hundreds, thousands, and even millions of dollars.  Knowing in which areas of HR's numerous responsibilities the most common pitfalls lurk goes a long way to ensuring that you don't fall into those traps. 

Robert G. Brody, the founding member of Brody and Associates, LLC, a labor and employment law firm that represents management, provides specific tips on what you can do to avoid making the same mistakes.

#1: Advertisements, interviews and offer letters

Choose your words carefully, whether they are written or spoken.

Mistake: improper language in job advertisements. Too many employers still use inappropriate terms — such as "girl," "boy," or "young" — in their job advertisements.  This is particularly true when managers, rather than HR, write the ads, said...(register to read more)

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