Employment Law

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Never exaggerate the quality or quantity of employee benefits, either in written communication or when trying to sell an applicant on your organization. Courts will make you stick to any promises, ...
Issue: Done right, your job application is a great tool to collect applicant information and communicate key data about your organization. Risk: Unnecessary questions can run you afoul of federal ...
Here's a new trend that shows positive signs for the economy, but should present a big "Caution" sign for you: The number of people changing jobs within an organization has more ...

Attorneys see mold as gold, and they're encouraging workers to sue their employers, claiming that mold in the workplace causes respiratory illnesses and allergies.

You must accommodate employees with disabilities. But what's technically considered a "disability" under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)? The law says it's any physical or mental impairment that limits one ...
Issue: The Americans with Disabilities Act requires disabled employees to advise you about their need for accommodation. Benefit: Courts will side with you if you can ...
When calculating an employee's 12 weeks of Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave, always double-check your math, then run it by an HR boss or employment lawyer.
While you ...
Issue: Managers sometimes ignore bias claims when the "discriminator" and the "discriminatee" are from the same protected group. Risk: Your organization is liable under bias claims regardless of who makes ...
Hammer home safety rules to new hires before they start. Don't expect on-the-job experience to teach them the safety ropes.
Reason: New employees suffer the most says a new study ...
Issue: Some courts consider agreements, signed or unsigned, to be valid, binding contracts.
Risk: A manager's verbal promise could lock your company into legal agreements it must follow ...