Employment Law

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For many positions, such as phone salespeople or bank tellers, it makes good sense to require employees to communicate in clearly spoken English. But can you make the same demand of construction workers or dishwashers? Probably not. Case in point: A dishwasher at a Virginia hotel was laid off and told he’d be rehired after [...]
In what the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) labels a "landmark" settlement, retailer Abercrombie & Fitch is shelling out nearly $50 million to settle three employment discrimination suits ...
Issue: Accommodating employees' religious beliefs and practices even though you question their legitimacy.
Risk: You'll waste time (and potentially spark a lawsuit) by challenging a person's religious sincerity.
Action: ...
With the recent addition of Ohio, 46 states now have laws allowing competent adults to carry concealed weapons.
The good news: In most states, that right typically doesn't apply if ...
If you hire lots of temporary employees and fear that they'll join with the regular staff to organize a union, we have good news: A new National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ...
Good news for employers: A new National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruling makes it much more difficult for temporary employees to join the same union as the organization's permanent employees.
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Issue: Whether employees are considered "disabled" if their ailments can be kept in check by corrective treatments.
Risk: Many employers wrongly assume that corrective treatments wipe out an employee's ADA ...
Issue: Are you sabotaging your own career by making the following easily avoidable mistakes?
Risk: Too much "tunnel vision" (focusing on your own department, your own goals, etc.) makes you ...
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. ...