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Employment Law

Need employment law advice? Your employee’s hungry attorney knows the latest on employment at will, reasonable accommodations, and more.

Minimize employer liability, optimize labor relations, bullet-proof your employee handbook and update your knowledge of ADA guidelines with our employment law advice.

Issue: How to avoid the often-overlooked liabilities of using interns in your workplace. Risk: Courts view interns the same as employees, as "agents" of your organization. Plus, you face extra ...
If your organization's execs grumble about not wanting to pay a promised severance package, point them to this case: A company president refused to fully honor Donald Chisholm's severance package as ...

Avoid the temptation to lure star applicants by painting an overly rosy financial picture about your company or making misleading statements about job security.

If you're renewing your business insurance or changing carriers soon, do some smart, advance planning to earn a good inspection rating. Don't fear such an inspection; it can reduce your premiums 5 to 10 percent.

If your business pays nonemployees for services, you're responsible for providing that information to the IRS each year.
The timing is critical, and the clock is running down.

The federal government is cranking up its workplace safety inspections, especially targeting repeat offenders and companies with unusually high reports of workplace injuries and illnesses.

As the Internet flourishes, scores of Internet profiteers and disgruntled ex-employees are rushing to claim Web site addresses ("domain names") of companies and then turning around and attempting to sell the addresses back to the companies.

A recent case reminds employers that it's illegal to retaliate against workers who participate in any type of workplace investigation.

Issue: Courts will frown on "rubber-stamped" discipline against an employee who has complained of harassment. Risk: You can be implicated as part of an internal "conspiracy" to retaliate. Action: ...
The Supreme Court agreed last month to clarify a vexing question about employer liability in sexual harassment cases: Do employees who quit and then claim harassment possess the same rights as ...