Human Resources

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If you have a good business reason, you can require employees to speak English on the job. But don't go overboard. As a New York City hotel just found out, requiring English be spoken at all times, even in the employee breakroom, can spark an EEOC national-origin claim ...

You can reject a disabled employee's accommodation request (or refuse to hire a person) if the individual isn't able to perform the "essential functions" of the job, even with an accommodation. But many ADA failure-to-accommodate lawsuits hinge on which tasks are considered essential ...

Don't leave any wiggle room in your policies regarding when employees can use company vehicles for personal use. Make those policies clear and precise. If you don't provide understandable direction to employees, a court could interpret that as implied consent ...

With health insurance costs continuing to rise, you'll likely have to tell employees (again) that they'll shoulder more of the premium. Such news isn't new for most employees. But they may be reaching the boiling point ...

Process every employee complaint without commenting on its merits or on the potential consequences of making the complaint. Remind managers to do the same. Never make snide comments ...

The Labor Department's Wage & Hour Division launched a new Back Wage Employee Locator online tool to help people determine if they're owed back wages as the result of an investigation ...

If an employee has attendance problems due to health issues, those absences may not be covered by the ADA even if they're covered by the FMLA. That's especially true if regular attendance is an essential job function ...

A new survey provides more incentive to encourage employees to buy generic prescription drugs. Generics now account for more than 50 percent of all prescriptions filled in the United States ...

The IRS issued a fact sheet this summer to remind employers to correctly classify workers as either independent contractors or employees. (IRS FS-2006-21) The main factor: control ...

It's obviously easier to recruit and keep good part-time or entry-level employees if you offer some type of health benefit. That's why more employers are turning to the growing number of low-cost dental discount plans available from big health insurers ...