Employment Law

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Legal threats from interoffice romance typically come from harassment claims if the relationship sours. But here comes a new threat: employees who claim a "hostile environment" when favoritism caused by another ...
Issue: Can you encourage employees to report on-the-job harassment from union organizers? Risk: Your efforts may be viewed as an illegal union-busting ...
Good news: Employees in nonunion workplaces no longer can insist on co-workers joining them during investigatory meetings. You can legally deny such employee representation requests thanks to a new National Labor ...
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 ...
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 ...
You don't need to let an employee set a bad example by trying to force concessions from you that aren't required in a collective-bargaining agreement or employment contract. Turn the tables ...
Are you reporting your newly hired or rehired employees to the state? Federal and state laws mandate that all employers report certain identifying information about newly hired and rehired employees to ...
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 ...