Employment Law

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THE LAW. Contrary to popular belief, the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) doesn't require employers to provide meal breaks or rest breaks for employees over age 18. However, several states ...
THE LAW. Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is a less costly way of resolving employment conflicts than going to court Also, good ADR programs often end up being a more peaceful forum ...
Issue: How to structure break schedules to maximize productivity and safety.
Benefit: Allowing more frequent, but shorter, breaks are smarter than giving longer infrequent ones, new research shows.
Action: ...
Issue: How to play a key role in shaping changes in your organization.
Benefit: You can better anticipate future HR needs and position yourself as a "thinker" not just a ...
The best way to prevent employees from rallying support for a union in the workplace is to write and enforce a specific no-solicitation policy. To make sure it passes legal muster, ...
Issue: Supervisors tend to be quicker in disciplining employees that have given them trouble in the past.
Risk: Singling out certain "troublemakers" for discipline can spur a retaliation lawsuit.
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HR professionals are well aware that many résumés and applications are full of exaggerations or flat-out lies. But while you review those documents with a healthy dose of skepticism, your newest ...
Issue: Your organization has a responsibility to provide a safe environment for employees and customers.
Risk: Weak security efforts may lead to a "negligent security" lawsuit, an increasing problem for ...
Issue: Whether , and how , to notify unsuccessful job applicants.
Risk: Spending too much effort on rejection notification can tax your resources, but poor notification can reflect badly on ...
Issue: Employees can sue for FMLA retaliation only if they've put in the minimum hours to become eligible for FMLA leave.
Benefit: Less risk of first-year employees winning FMLA-retaliation suits. ...