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Employment Law

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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 ...
Make sure you keep your insurance payments up to date. If you let your policy lapse and an employee files a claim, you open up yourself ...
As the calendar turns to an election year, here's a good point to remind managers: Don't retaliate against employees or applicants simply because of their off-duty political activities and comments ...

As the calendar turns to an election year, politics becomes a hot topic. But remember: You can't fire or discipline employees or applicants because of their off-duty political activities and comments.

A company president refused to fully honor Donald Chisholm's severance package that was spelled out in his employment contract. So Chisholm sued for breach of contract and won a $36,000 judgment.

Don't slack off on safety efforts just because you've heard that the U.S. workplace has become safer.

Make sure you keep your insurance payments up to date, and never "oversell" the quality or quantity of your employee benefits.

Issue: Offering membership in a credit union as an employee benefit is now easier than ever. Benefits: Employees gain access to low-cost financial services. And you have a new, no-cost ...
It's not impossible to discipline employees who complain of discrimination. They're not untouchable. Just make sure you can show that the discipline flows from objective performance factors, not retaliation.
Still, ...