Human Resources

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We asked readers whether they’ve been sued by employees and, if so, what single piece of advice would they give to other HR professionals to help them avoid (or respond to) an employee lawsuit. Here are some of their suggestions:
Disciplinary and termination meetings are emotionally charged events that carry the potential for legal troubles.
A federal court has rejected an employer’s claim that by emailing a series of documents to herself before quitting, a former employee committed theft.
If you’re ever hauled into court to testify in a lawsuit against your organization, what you say, and how you say it, can sink your defense—or help you win. Here are the 10 weaknesses you must be prepared to defend:
Employers that exercise patience and remain flexible over the long term are best positioned to win an ADA failure-to-accommodate lawsuit filed by a disabled employee.

Q. One of our former employees has asked to see his personnel file. Are we required to grant him access to it?

FMLA compliance may be one of the trickiest parts of an HR pro’s job, but the law’s notification requirements are easy to deal with.
The U.S. Supreme Court on May 16 struck a minor blow against class-action lawsuits and took a pass on a case that could have dealt a blow to the Affordable Care Act. Both cases could have had a substantial effect on some HR operations.
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation increasing the wage replacement rate under California’s paid family leave program.
President Obama last month signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act.