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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. ...
When it comes to handling employee complaints of unfair treatment, you'd better have a policy and a procedure in place to handle retaliation claims.
That's the $520,000 message a federal ...
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) says union membership fell to 12.5 percent of all U.S. employees last year, down from 12.9 percent in 2003. That's the lowest percentage of union ...
THE LAW. The U.S. Labor Depart-ment and each state government require employers to post certain employment-law information that ex-plains employees' rights and responsibilities. You also must make sure your federal and ...
Issue: Creating a legal basis to reject (or fire) people who lie on their job applications.
Benefit: Providing a "statement of accuracy" on applications gives you strong legal standing against ...
Issue: OSHA "dramatically" increased the number of its most serious kind of violations that it handed out in 2004.
Risk: Negative inspection results can trigger big fines and sales-killing publicity. ...
An employee's ability to sue your organization expires at different times under various employment laws. For example, in most states, employees can file sexual harassment lawsuits within 300 days of the ...
Issue: Establishing a Web site that acts as an online home for your organization's former employees.
Benefit: Such alumni sites help you recruit former employees (boomerangs), generate referrals and build ...
Managers may want to "get tough" on employees who have given them trouble in the past. But, as the following case shows, employees can sue for retaliation if they can prove ...