The economy is a shambles, and employers are doing everything they can to stay in business. That includes
With little to lose, more and more employees are willing to stake bias claims, hoping to score a big settlement. Their allies are attorneys who will look for any reason to sue.
Need convincing? The dramatic increase in EEOC complaints rose 15.2% from 2007 to 2008, illustrating the risk employers take with every layoff decision.
What employers should do
Have your company’s personnel policies and practices had a checkup lately? A comprehensive audit is one of the easiest ways to spot problems.
A labor and employment audit covers all of an employer’s personnel policies and practices. Typically a labor lawyer conducts an on-site review of your personnel and payroll records, as well as your person...(register to read more)
- Know when to settle! Even small jury awards can lead to huge attorneys' fees
- Stop harassment lawsuits by requiring bosses to log employees' performance problems
- Can a small employer deny leave to an employee whose spouse is seriously ill?
- Spring cleaning: Give employee handbook a thorough going-over
- Remind bosses: Employees approved for intermittent FMLA leave are entitled to take it