Employment Law

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When employees request job accommodations for their disabilities, you must interact with them to find reasonable modifications. But it's important to know how far your organization must stretch the job to ...
If workers want to bring retaliation lawsuits against their employers, they must prove they suffered an "adverse employment action," such as being fired, threatened or denied a promotion. But a court ...
More employers are adopting a popular summertime perk: closing early (or even shutting down) on Fridays during summer. More than a quarter of companies polled by Hewitt Associates have turned to ...
Issue: When you interview employees about potential misconduct, can they bring a co-worker to the meeting? Benefit: A federal labor panel ...
If your organization pared back during the economic slide, you may be joining other employers that are rebuilding their staffing levels.
More employers expect to pick up the hiring pace ...
Issue: Courts are seeing a spike in discrimination claims involving people of the same race.
Risk: Some supervisors wrongly ignore same-race complaints, believing, for example, that "blacks can't discriminate against ...
Issue: When will a court hold you to an employment contract? Risk: Promising a former employee that you'll fudge the truth on job references in exchange for a lawsuit waiver ...
In the current climate of downsizing, frequent turnover and free-agent workers, nobody talks about "career employees" anymore. This is actually a good legal practice, say employment law experts.
Issue: Employees handling your organization's purse strings could be pulling them in the wrong way. Risk: Lax controls leave your organization wide open to invoice fraud. Action: Suggest the ...
Issue: Minor squabbles between employees and supervisors escalating into illegal "discipline." Risk: If left unchecked, they can escalate, resulting in discrimination or retaliation claims. Action: Use the following case ...