Susan Lessack

Q. One of our employees is over age 70 and has recently had memory problems and a car wreck. What (if anything) can we do to protect ourselves from potential workers’ comp claims should he injure himself?

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Q. Must a company post mandatory notices at every work site? What are the penalties for failing to put up the mandatory posters?

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Q. I told an employee who takes lots of FMLA intermittent leave that all his time out of the office (no matter what it was for) would count against his FMLA time. My VP told me I was wrong and that was absolutely not the law. Who is right?

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Q. We offer insurance benefits that begin three months after hire. Due to changing business conditions, we had to terminate an employee after only six months on the job. It seems that the worker wasn’t signed up for the health plan on his termination date. Does he now have any claim to COBRA? …

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Q. We have an employee who has been working from home. We’ve decided we really need someone in the office. Can we terminate her by phone? Or do we have to call her into the office? …

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Q. As an employer, what can I do to avoid unauthorized disclosure of sensitive company information when an employee departs?

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Q. What are some proactive strategies employers can implement to promote a safe workplace? …

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Q. Can an injured worker obtain both workers’ compensation benefits and Social Security disability benefits at the same time? …

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Q. What questions are off-limits on an employment application or when conducting a job interview? …

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Q. May we require male employees’ hair be a certain length, or is that discrimination? Also, may we prohibit beards? …

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