The HR Specialist: Employment Law

Russell Jacobus, the CFO of a six-person investment banking firm, had a friendly relationship with secretary Rosie Vera-Aviles that included sexual banter. At her request …

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Louis Holiday passed a written exam and physical agility test to become a police officer in Chattanooga, Tenn. After the interview, he had a conditional offer …

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In 1991, Perdue Farms Inc. changed the status of the chicken catchers at its poultry plants from employees to independent contractors, which made them ineligible …

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Officials at the Huntsman Corp. allegedly told James Scott Wesson that he “would always have a job” there. But Wesson’s employment contract made no mention of lifetime employment. When the company …

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Seven federal appeals courts have now ruled that the Americans with Disabilities Act doesn’t keep you from offering a different level of benefits …

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If you’ve tripped over the confusing rules surrounding the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the federal government is giving you a chance to right your wrongs …

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If you offer severance packages, don’t assume workers want only money. With rising health care costs, they are choosing less severance pay and more outplacement benefits, such as continued health coverage. …

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Web site now includes a list of 13,000 companies with the highest injury and illness rates. The goal: Shame companies …

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While many companies train managers to identify the warning signs of violent behavior, only 24 percent offer such training to all employees, according to a recent …

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If your company offers a cafeteria benefits plan, examine new rules that the IRS and Treasury Department issued last month. The set of final regulations (T.D. 8878) and proposed regulations …

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