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Public employees who retire from their jobs and start receiving retirement benefits under the state plan can’t count on that pension if they are later convicted of violating the public trust while they were employed by the government.
A former commercial real estate finance executive with Charlotte-based Wachovia Capital Markets has sued the company, claiming he was fired for questioning the bank’s risk-management procedures.
Q. Our company is hiring a new finance director and we’re planning to do credit checks on serious job candidates. Are there any legal issues that we should be aware of?
A North Carolina hotel management company finds itself exposed to legal liability because the manager of the Holiday Inn Express in Simpsonville, S.C., allegedly exposed himself to female employees.

Employees often reveal their true feelings during an exit interview, and they frequently wind up burning bridges in the process. Smart employers take notes during exit interviews, especially if they hear something that makes them wonder whether the employee should ever have been hired in the first place, let alone rehired for any future openings.

If former employees decide to sue, they’ll find themselves competing for lawyers to represent them. Increasingly, those former employees simply file their own lawsuits. And judges give them every possible break since they aren’t expected to know the tricks of the legal trade.

Is a tendency toward discrimination hiding within your management ranks? If so, you may be courting real trouble. You need to ferret it out as soon as possible. But how? Obviously, few supervisors will openly advertise their bias. But you may be able to spot it in the reams of information that routinely flows into HR.

Tony’s Restaurant, a venerable eatery in Alton, Ill., outside St. Louis, has agreed to settle sexual harassment charges brought by the EEOC on behalf of three teenage girls who claimed they were victimized by a member of the family that has owned the restaurant for more than 50 years.
Does your call-in policy demand that employees contact their supervisors daily when they’re out sick? If so, can you still require that of employees who are out on FMLA leave? Here’s what a ruling last week said …

Base pay for administrative professionals across the United States is expected to remain consistent with 2010 levels, according to the OfficeTeam Salary Guide 2011. The average increase in starting salaries for all positions is 1.1%, with slightly larger gains forecast in customer service and health care. 

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