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Employment Law

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Issue: How to handle employees' vacation leave left over at year-end or when they leave your employ.
Benefit: A clearly written policy can protect you from disputes and unnecessary compensation. ...
Issue: Whether a marketing strategy can, or should, dictate your organization's hiring practice.
Risk: Any hiring strategy that appears to discriminate against a protected class is fair game for EEOC ...
THE LAW. While you're not required to conduct exit interviews with departing employees, federal employment laws do govern how you must handle certain information heard during such meetings.
For ...
Issue: Many organizations rebounding from the economic slump are rehiring former employees.
Risk: You face special legal dangers when bringing back people who were laid off, fired or quit on ...
Issue: Performing an HR department audit to gauge your organization's compliance and lawsuit risks.
Benefit: Head off legal action, streamline your HR processes and earn kudos from the boss for ...
When it comes to enforcing your organization's dress code, consistency is the name of the game.
As the following case shows, you can't prevent employees from wearing union-related shirts, hats ...
Issue: If your health plan operates on a calendar-year basis, it must meet new COBRA notification rules starting Jan. 1.
Risk: Using outdated notices could result in fines up to ...
Make sure you train employees how to lodge work-related complaints with the company. The benefit: A clear complaint procedure provides a defense if employees lodge informal complaints outside of your process. ...
If your organization employs, or is considering employing, people with so-called "intellectual disabilities," obtain a copy of a new EEOC fact sheet that explains how to legally accommodate those employees under ...
Issue: Employees' right to immediate reinstatement when returning from leave covered by the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
Risk: Any delay in returning employees to their jobs after FMLA ...