Employment Law

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Your organization isn't unionized, so you shouldn't care about the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), right?
Wrong! The NLRA applies to all employers, including nonunion ones. And the law's impact ...
THE LAW. The Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986 makes it your responsibility to hire only people who can legally work in the United States. That includes U.S. ...
You must accommodate employees with disabilities. But what's technically considered a "disability" under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)? The law says it's any physical or mental impairment that limits one ...
Issue: The Americans with Disabilities Act requires disabled employees to advise you about their need for accommodation. Benefit: Courts will side with you if you can ...
When calculating an employee's 12 weeks of Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave, always double-check your math, then run it by an HR boss or employment lawyer.
While you ...
Issue: Managers sometimes ignore bias claims when the "discriminator" and the "discriminatee" are from the same protected group. Risk: Your organization is liable under bias claims regardless of who makes ...
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 suffer the most says a new study ...
Issue: Some courts consider agreements, signed or unsigned, to be valid, binding contracts.
Risk: A manager's verbal promise could lock your company into legal agreements it must follow ...
Issue: Telecommuters pose unique legal risks, and courts are still figuring out what employers are liable for.
Risk: Complaints and lawsuits over workers' comp, overtime, discrimination ...
Issue: Punishing workers for protesting work conditions could constitute "unfair labor practices", even if your work force isn't unionized.
Risk: Defending an NLRA claim ...