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Issue: HR must walk a legal tightrope when employees are suspected of in-house theft. Risk: A bungled theft investigation increases your organization's ...
THE LAW. While no federal law re-quires your organization to write job descriptions for each employee, it's a wise legal move that most employers follow. When drafting job descriptions ...
It happens to every manager: You sit down to prepare a staff member’s review and realize you can remember only what the person has done the past few weeks. Or you allow only a single incident (good or bad) to color your assessment. If you’re relying solely on your memory to evaluate employee performance, you’re [...]
Federal anti-discrimination law says you must offer reasonable accommodations to employees' "sincerely held religious beliefs or practices," as long as the accommodation wouldn't place an undue hardship on your organization. But ...
Issue: Federal and state laws require you to file certain data about new employees. Risk: Many employers overlook those requirements, risking per-employee ...
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) protects employees against retaliation for taking FMLA leave. But a recent court decision makes clear that employees retain these rights only if they're actually ...
Your organization counts on its supervisors to motivate employees. But that doesn't give supervisors free rein to use whatever tactics necessary. As the following case proves, you have the right, and, ...
Run supervisors through some basic training on strict
military-leave law. Why? More than 168,000 National Guard and reservists are currently on active duty and Congress is considering changes that would ...
Make sure your severance agreements don't require employees to waive their rights to file a discrimination charge with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
Why? As opposed to a ...
About 2.3 million Americans have some form of epilepsy, which causes occasional seizures.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission just published a new fact sheet that explains whether epilepsy is considered ...