Employment Law

Need employment law advice? Your employee’s hungry attorney knows the latest on employment at will, reasonable accommodations, and more.

Minimize employer liability, optimize labor relations, bullet-proof your employee handbook and update your knowledge of ADA guidelines with our employment law advice.

Issue: Protecting your organization’s secrets from competitors and preventing staff from jumping to the competition.

Risk: Noncompetes won’t stick if they’re overly broad or cover too many employees.

Action: Determine which key employees could walk out with the most damaging information.
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 ...
Issue: New Labor Department proposals add paperwork burden.
Risk: Using outdated COBRA notices puts you on the government's hit list, resulting in fines up to $110 per violation, per day. ...
Issue: Responding to employee harassment complaints is a high-stakes venture.
Risk: A botched investigation can damage employee moral and spark a lawsuit.
Action: Make sure you (or any manager ...
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 ...
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 ...