HR Management

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Q. Our company has typically sent formal offer letters to job candidates for certain positions. Could such letters legally bind us, and would we be smarter to avoid them? —S.T., Texas

Q. I'm considering instituting a policy at my company that would permit me to record my employees' phone conversations. Can I record employee phone calls without their consent? —P.C., Michigan

Q. A former employee recently filed a complaint against my company with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleging race discrimination. As part of its investigation, the agency will be coming to our offices to interview employees. Do I have to make these employees available? Can I sit in on the employee interviews? —D.N., Colorado

Make sure your supervisors (and you) know how to respond when an employee requests leave for his or her own serious illness or a family member's illness. If you don't follow the FMLA's rules on how and when to request written proof about the illness or injury, you lose your right to challenge the employee's leave request ...

After preparing for Y2K, anthrax and hurricanes, HR and legal professionals must now turn their attention to pandemic planning ...

Employers in York County may soon have to deal with a new anti-discrimination agency that would investigate complaints and run programs to eliminate discrimination ...

Since San Joaquin Gardens, a continuing care retirement community, began handing out candy bars and $100 bills, employee turnover has dipped 6 percent ...

Q. Are holidays that fall within the scheduled FMLA leave counted as leave? —L.F., Washington

The Texas Insurance Commission filed charges against consulting giant Mercer HR Consulting and its client, the Houston Independent School District, claiming the company had charged the school district $20 million since 2000 and then gave the district more than $800,000 in rebates ...

With more organizations reaching their tentacles into far-flung places, HR is being called to respond. Key indicator: Employers are spending more time searching for talent, specifically people who can and will work and succeed in other countries ...