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Layoff or firing? Probationary or “permanent” employee? Using the wrong employment-related terminology with an employee can expose your company to costly lawsuits. Here’s a look at five of the most common examples: 1. ‘Permanent employee’ “Employment at-will” is the rule in most states. That means you can fire an employee at any time, for any [...]
Don't be leery of requiring employees to sign mandatory arbitration agreements. As the following ruling shows, even if a court disagrees with part of your agreement, ...
Issue: Courts won't consider a manager "insubordinate" for ignoring a boss's order if the manager believes the order is discriminatory. Risk: Increases danger of retaliation ...
In spite of growing scrutiny from courts and regulators, most employers still do a poor job of managing e-mail business records and preparing for the likelihood ...
Employment law experts say the epidemic of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) could raise employers' obligations to protect workers' health and safety, particularly among companies that have employees overseas ...
Employment law experts in America and abroad are raising the red flag about possible legal risks associated with severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), the spreading virus ...
Consider these stats: More than one-fourth of civil lawsuits filed last year were employment related, and the average jury award in employment cases is approaching ...
Demand that managers give higher-ups clearly articulated business reasons for any impromptu medical tests they want employees to take. Often, courts will see these ...
So-called 'salts' are pro-union applicants who try to win jobs in hopes of organizing a nonunion company. You can't simply reject such applicants because of their ...
Warning: As odd as it may sound, don't believe you're safe from an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) lawsuit if the employee fails to prove a disability. Most people think ...
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