Employment Law

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Issue: Should you set a probation period for new employees? Risk: It can jeopardize your employment-at-will rights by implying that once the period ends, employees become "permanent." Action: Dump ...
Issue: Noncompete agreements are more easily signed than enforced. Risk: One sure way to crush your noncompete's legality is to include overly restrictive time and geographical limits. Action: Make ...
If your employee handbook or job-offer letters say new hires will face a 60- or 90-day probation period, you should consider dropping that policy or, at the very least, referring to ...

If your employee handbook or job-offer letters say that new hires will face a 60- or 90-day "probation period," you should consider dropping that policy or, at the very least, referring to that period in some other way.

If you offer health insurance to retired employees, a new Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) ruling says you can reduce or eliminate those benefits after the ex-employee becomes eligible for Medicare at age 65.

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Issue: Managers often unwittingly put your organization at risk when terminating someone. Risk: One wrongful-termination lawsuit or discrimination ...
Issue: How to sort out federal law and emerging state and local rules on same-sex marriages and unions. Benefit/risk: You don't need to extend ...
Managers can learn a lot from other managers’ mistakes. Here are two recent court cases that show how seemingly small errors can come back to hurt the organization:   Don’t go easy on disabled workers. At evaluation time, some supervisors wrongly take the easy way out, glossing over an employee’s poor performance and refusing to [...]
Don't worry about assigning an employee to a job in which she'll need to upgrade her skills, even if that employee previously filed a lawsuit against your organization. Reason: As long ...