Can we implement an anti-nepotism policy?

  • August 16, 2009

Q. To prevent productivity and morale problems, we would like to adopt a policy stating the company will not hire the spouses of current employees. Would this be lawful?

Can we listen in on employees’ phone calls?

  • July 03, 2009

Q. We have a good reason to believe that one of our employees is divulging proprietary company information to a friend of his who works for our competition. We have a...

How to get managers to enforce a dress code

  • October 16, 2008

A reader of the Forum section of our free HR Weekly e-letter posed this question, “Our managers are responsible for enforcing our dress code, but some of them...

Can we ban guns in the workplace?

  • August 04, 2008

Q. May an employer prohibit employees who are licensed by the state of Texas to carry a concealed firearm from bringing firearms onto the employer’s property? ...

What should a handbook disclaimer say?

  • February 19, 2008

Q. How should an employee handbook disclaimer be worded? Is any specific language required in order for the disclaimer to be effective? ...