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Most organizations continue to use formal performance appraisals to assess how employees are doing and determine how much to pay them.
Informal employment inquiries can sometimes lead to failure-to-hire lawsuits. The best way to avoid such litigation is to set up a clear application process and tell all potential applicants that this is the only way they can apply.
If you generously provide extra leave for employees who run out of FMLA leave, be sure to document it. Should the employee later accuse your organization of FMLA retaliation, the fact that you approved subsequent leave can demonstrate your good faith.
When one or two employees claim that they have not been paid overtime because they were improperly classified as exempt, they don’t need much evidence to turn the case into a class-action lawsuit.
To counter discrimination in promotion claims, be sure you can show that the selected employee was a better candidate in as many ways as possible. That makes it much harder for a disappointed candidate to prove he was clearly better qualified.
The EEOC has filed suit against Papé Material Handling in Fresno, alleging the company systematically discriminates against Hispanic employees.
More than 106,000 HR practitioners have received the Society for Human Resource Management’s certified professional and senior certified professional credentials since they were created in January 2015.
If you let some employees work from home, allow it for everyone in the same position, under the same terms and conditions. Otherwise, you may find yourself facing a discrimination claim—unless you have concrete, work-related reasons for excluding some employees.
Unless an employee directly identifies her affiliation with her employer, most social media posts and tweets don’t violate company policies. Therefore, a state court recently concluded, they don’t constitute misconduct.
If an employer action affecting a worker’s pocketbook would make a reasonable employee think twice about filing a discrimination complaint, a court is likely to consider the merits of a retaliation lawsuit.
In October, Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 396 into law, expanding the subjects that must be covered in California’s mandatory sexual harassment training for supervisors.
A new study of employment practices disputes and litigation by Hiscox insurance researchers found that businesses in Washington, D.C., Delaware, Nevada, New Mexico and California face the highest risk of being sued by their employees when compared to the national average.
More than one in three American women—35%—say they have been sexually harassed at work, according to a new survey conducted by Marist University for NPR and PBS.
Do your employees understand exactly when they’re allowed to work overtime? Lax overtime rules are wasting billions of dollars at U.S. organizations and triggering more FLSA lawsuits than ever before. Here are four ways to stop unauthorized OT.
Employees who find themselves criticized for lower productivity or missed deadlines because they were out may have a legitimate FMLA interference or retaliation claim.
If an employee doesn’t engage in the interactive accommodation process, instead offering up his own idea for a reasonable accommodation, does the employee still have the right to file a claim alleging failure to engage in the interactive process?
It’s indisputable that some members of racial, ethnic or other minorities experience discrimination from time to time—and of course, that can affect them at work. However, not every discriminatory act that involves work can be blamed on an employer.
The Department of Labor under Secretary Alex Acosta is aggressively trying to recover back pay for workers who claim they’re being stiffed by employers that violate the Fair Labor Standards Act.
E-reporting for organizations with 250 or more employees was to have begun Dec. 1, but the compliance deadline has been pushed back to Dec. 15.