Human Resources

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Do your employees make editorial comments about customer quirks in your internal files? Typically, it's not a problem. But a recent lawsuit shows the legal dangers of making potentially slanderous comments about customers in internal documents ...

Managers may believe that agreements must be in writing to be deemed legal employment contracts. But that’s not true. Under the right circumstances, oral promises made by supervisors can be enforced as contractual agreements. That’s especially true if employees or applicants have something in writing to back up their claims, such as handwritten notes. As […]

A new court ruling means you'll face less worry about legal liabilities stemming from the psychological impact of firing employees on FMLA leave ...

If you're not doing so already, take steps to discourage employees and dependents from holding duplicate health coverage ...

If an employee claims she was sexually harassed but the evidence shows that she gave as good as she got, you have a good defense in hand. As a new ruling shows, employees' sexual statements can be used against them when they sue for sexual harassment ...

If you require employees to work Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays, be aware that some employees may object on religious grounds. If they do, you're required by Title VII to make reasonable ccommodations for sincerely held religious beliefs. And, surprisingly, that right may extend to the entire day off, not just long enough to attend religious services ...

Undocumented immigrants make up almost 5 percent of the U.S. work force, and about 850,000 illegal immigrants arrive each year, according to a new Pew Hispanic Center study ...

When a sexual harassment accusation arises, employers often move into crisis mode. But don't try to push the problem off your plate by quickly jettisoning the employee via a kangaroo court ...

Immigration solidified itself as the top hot-button HR issue of 2006 last month. Amid the backdrop of immigrants' rights rallies around the country, Congress is debating legislation that could add to employers' duties and risks in policing immigration ...

Pay attention to a pair of new regulations released in June that aim to help you comply with the laws relating to checking new hires' work authorization documents. The first proposed Department of Homeland Security regulation sets forth guidance on how employers should handle so-called "no-match" letters that notify employers of discrepancies with new hires' Social Security numbers ...