Employment Law

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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 have a greater likelihood of being ...
Telecommuting is popular with employers and employees. Com-panies with telecommuting programs can realize productivity gains, im-proved morale ...
Last month's blackout in the Northeast proved that company emergency-response plans must prepare for all types of disasters. Here are some online sources to help you review your plan: the Society ...

THE LAW. Maintaining personnel files can be a chore, but it's the most important element in defending against claims from employees, ex-employees and regulators ...

Issue: How long must you accommodate medical-related leaves of absence?
Benefit: Court rulings give you legal backing to draw a line in the calendar.
Action: Don't let employees ...
The legal risks of providing references on ex-employees has caused some companies to put up a "No references" sign. That's not a smart move. Eventually, refusing ...
Issue: EEOC's revamped EEO-1 form could add new burdens on your compliance paperwork.
Risk: You can be fined for "willful" noncompliance ...
For more than 30 years, a company sponsored blood donation drives twice a year. Employees could participate during paid work time. But when the com-pany changed its policy, ...
Expect more headaches (and questions from employees) when trying to complete your EEO-1 form next year. Reason: The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is proposing changes to the government form, ...
The American Bar Association's latest survey of ADA employment discrimination cases says companies prevail 94.5 percent of the time in court and 78.1 percent of the time in administrative complaints ...