Employment Law

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THE LAW. Don't believe employees' claims about their desktop privacy. Current laws give your organization wide latitude to monitor and restrict employees' use of e-mail, the Internet and other computer ...

Between Feb. 1 and April 30, many U.S. employers must post a summary of the number of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred in their workplace last year (OSHA Form 300A, not the complete Form 300 log).

If you're fed up with an employee's conduct, consider entering into a "last-chance agreement" with the worker before cutting him or her loose.

Issue: Former employees with an ax to grind against your organization can register Web domain names that your organization may want for itself. Benefit: You can prevent them from doing ...
Issue: In this election year, politics will become a hot topic around the water cooler.
Risk: Retaliating against employees for their off-site political activities or comments can run you into ...
Issue: Misrepresenting a job offer by failing to disclose key facts or overselling the position.
Risk: Hiring managers who don't tell the full story about a job could expose the ...
Issue: How to avoid the often-overlooked liabilities of using interns in your workplace. Risk: Courts view interns the same as employees, as "agents" of your organization. Plus, you face extra ...
After a workplace investigation, check with all parties involved (including witnesses) to make sure they haven't been retaliated against. While it's illegal to retaliate against employees for filing a lawsuit, you ...
If your organization's execs grumble about not wanting to pay a promised severance package, point them to this case: A company president refused to fully honor Donald Chisholm's severance package as ...
Issue: How to meet your "interactive process" requirement with disabled employees to create accommodations.
Benefit: You can reject an employee's accommodation request if the worker doesn't cooperate in the interactive ...