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Think about the amount of information and records that you maintain about employees. Now, think about the valuable information you possess about your clients and customers. Do you treat those two ...

Issue: U.S. employers lose nearly $60 billion each year due to trade-secret theft, but many still often overlook this risk.
Risk: Your organization can be ruined if competitors gain access ...

Issue: A new IRS ruling says signing bonuses and early-termination payments are considered taxable wages.
Risk: Overlooking that decision can trigger compensation problems or IRS penalties.
Action: Take this ...
What happens if you inadvertently share a trade secret? Come clean immediately, legal experts say.
Say you have an employee who complains that certain workplace smells make him or her sick. If the employee asks for an accommodation to block out the offending odors, must you ...
Don't treat temporary workers like second-class citizens when it comes to complying with employment laws. Contrary to popular belief, your organization isn't protected from job-discrimination lawsuits simply because the workers affected ...
When employees are covered under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) or military-leave laws, you're not allowed to count their legally protected absences in any negative way.
Pay special ...
THE LAW. The Americans with Dis-abilities Act (ADA) says employers can't discriminate against employees who have physical or mental disabilities, and you must help them perform the critical functions of ...
Can supervisors be guilty of retaliation if they give a mostly positive performance review? Yes, it's possible.
As the following case shows, if an employee views any part of her ...
If you have military reservists on staff, you can call them to work right after they return from their weekend duty or other service obligations. Contrary to what you may have ...