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.

The U.S. Supreme Court's pivotal rulings in the University of Michigan affirmative action cases this summer provide some direction on how far employers can go ...
THE LAW. Pre-employment tests are an effective tool to discover applicant's skills or abilities that can't be gleaned from an application or interview. And ...
In this post-Enron world, it’s important to show your staff (and possibly, a court) that you’re serious about being a good corporate citizen.
Issue: Avoiding liability for accidents and injuries at your company.

Risk: Big court damages if the injured person can prove your negligence.

Action: Fix potential hazards; warning signs and waivers won’t save you.
You’d think wanting your work force to look healthy and in reasonable shape would be good for business, especially if your employees work face to face with customers or clients. Not necessarily, if a recent court case is any indication.
Ever wonder if you’re being set up for a lawsuit? You might be if one of your employees has got you thinking about letting her work from home instead of coming to the workplace. Why? Because if you don’t set it up just right, a crafty plaintiff attorney— like me—may come knocking on your door.
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.
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Risk: Using outdated COBRA notices puts you on the government's hit list, resulting in fines up to $110 per violation, per day.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 [...]