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Do employees in your organization know how to send email? Of course they know how to physically send a message. But have you ever taught them what should—and, more importantly, should not—be included in email?
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Your employees may know how to physically send an email message. But have you ever taught them what should—and, more importantly, should not—be included in email? "The 'e' in email stands for eternal evidence and it doesn’t go away," said attorney Mindy Chapman, author of the HR Specialist’s Case in Point blog, at this week’s Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) conference in Las Vegas...

If you're ever hauled into court to testify in a case against your organization, what you say, and how you say it, can sink your defense or make your arguments float. And don't forget: More than your credibility as a manager may be on trial; you could be held personally liable for your actions, if the plaintiff is angry enough with you. Here are 10 weak spots that opposing attorneys will exploit to discredit you:

Even if your employees don’t belong to a union, the National Labor Relations Act applies to you. For example, the National Labor Relations Board recently announced that a nonunionized employer will pay $900,000 to two fired employees to settle charges that it violated the NLRA. Here's a compliance primer.

Summer is usually when employees who belong to the National Guard and military Reserves give their two weeks of duty to Uncle Sam. Some military-connected employees may be deployed for longer periods of time. Now is the time to prepare for their absence.
Think you can close the book on an employment lawsuit once you’ve paid off the jury verdict? Think again. As this case show, the court can still have its claws around your organization’s throat for a long time …
Q. We have several temporary positions we must fill. A disabled applicant is qualified and we want to hire him but are worried we won’t be able to terminate him after the position ends. Are there any rules that require us to retain him?
Ever wonder what role employees who make sexual harassment claims have in fixing the problem? One court recently ruled they at least have to give their employer the opportunity to try to right the wrong ...
In the most anticipated employment law ruling of the year, the U.S. Supreme Court said a huge lawsuit on behalf of 1.5 million female Walmart employees cannot proceed as a single class-action case. Experts say the important ruling will make it more difficult for employees to band together in giant class-action cases against employers. (Walmart v. Dukes)