Office Management

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Q One of our employees has just filed a complaint with the company claiming that she has been sexually harassed. We are concerned that if we discipline the alleged harasser based on our findings and note this incident in his personnel file, he may demand to inspect our investigation records. May we avoid this by maintaining a separate investigation file?

We keep copies of our employees’ licenses, certifications and continuing-education certificates. When an employee leaves or is terminated, do we have to hold on to those copies?

We drug test regularly. Do I have to put the test results in a separate confidential file ...

Some of our managers keep personnel files that they don’t share with HR. Basically, these are “journals” about their employees. Is that OK, or should everything be kept in a centralized personnel file?

Q An administrative staff member who recently gave birth is scheduled to return to work in a few weeks. She plans to have her mother bring the baby to the office several times a day so she can breastfeed. Our office manager says that’s not going to happen. Doesn’t Georgia law give women the right to breastfeed in the workplace?

A Sarasota doctor’s office employee who knew she was about to be fired shot and killed her office manager, then went home and killed herself on her patio ...

High gas prices and worries over job security have convinced more employees to take their vacations in short spurts this summer—a trend that might not be so good for your organization.

For many small businesses, a mailing list is where their advertising begins and ends. But with mailing costs boosted in May and higher rates forecast ahead, it’s smart to consider a lower-cost (virtually no-cost) alternative: e-mail marketing.
Enable people to tune in to your conference calls anywhere, anytime, regardless of when or where the meeting takes place.
You may store umpteen million things in your head, but your boss’s birthday just isn’t one of them.
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