Human Resources

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Issue: The federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) places new privacy requirements on employers. Risk: Smaller businesses must start complying in April. Fines range from $100 per violation ...
When making the tough call about who receives a layoff notice (and defending that decision in court), rely on more than one evaluation tool.
Why? Overly rosy performance evaluations are ...
Issue: Must you always pay employees for their unused vacation time when they depart your organization?
Risk: An unclear vacation policy could allow terminated employees to sue you and collect ...
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 ...
A 54-year-old supervisor's management duties were handed to a 48-year-old employee. The supervisor sued under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. A federal appeals court tossed out the case. Court's reason: ...
Issue: Resolving manager/employee disputes yourself can consume you. Benefit: Coaching employees to communicate more effectively with their managers will make them less dependent on you. Action: Learn coaching tips ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...