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Employee handbooks: 5 most common mistakesEmployee handbooks can be the foundation of your employees' performance. However, they can also be a ticking time bomb that can confuse them and strip away your legal defenses.
FMLA: What managers need to know

Managers need to understand whether a request for leave could qualify as FMLA leave, and how to respond once a worker is on leave. An overview of the FMLA and the top five things managers need to know about the law:

Overcome ‘negative vibes’ among your staff: 10 tips

A bad attitude that starts with one employee can quickly infect co-workers if you don’t rein it in. Here are the top 10 tips for confronting employees whose negative behavior has begun to affect the workplace.

Buyer beware: How to uncover the worst résumé falsehoodsBetween 10% and 30% of résumés include untruths according to outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas.
4 tips for handling tough talks

Talking to employees about performance problems, attendance issues or an upcoming layoff can be difficult, but there are steps you can take to make those conversations easier. Here are four tips to help you.

Top 5 ‘lightning rod’ terms to avoid with employeesAs a manager, you know how important it is to use the correct employment terms with employees. Using the wrong terms can expose your company to expensive lawsuits. The top five “lightning rod” terms to avoid with employees:
The 5 most dangerous legal mistakes HR makesOne simple misstep in HR could cost your company hundreds, thousands or even millions of dollars. What are the biggest HR legal risks to be aware of?
5 tips for legally safe terminationsWhile you can’t expect an employee to leave a termination meeting happy, you can take a few simple steps to calm the person down and reduce the chances that he or she will walk across the street to a lawyer’s office. Here are five smart tips for conducting terminations.
Top 5 ways managers can improve performance reviews

Performance reviews can bring stress to both sides of the table. However, with the right planning by supervisors, the meeting can be a productive, stress-free event.

The top 5 manager mistakes that cause lawsuits

Employee lawsuits are exploding nationwide in the past few years and manager mistakes are the cause of many of those lawsuits. That's why it's important to at least know the basics of employment law.

Sexual harassment: What managers need to knowAs a manager, you have a legal responsibility to be on the lookout for misconduct. Here’s what’s considered sexual harassment in American workplaces and how to react if you see it or hear about it.
Mistakes managers make when conducting interviews

When managers conduct job interviews, they walk a fine line. They have to be polite, assertive and aware of illegal questions. Here are the five most common mistakes managers make when conducting interviews.

Do you know the basics of employment law?Lawsuits and legal complaints have been exploding nationwide over the past decade. Managers should know the basics of employment law to prevent legal disputes. How well do you know the law? Take this quiz.
Invitation to receive our free HR Professionals Week goodies

During this special event (Oct. 5-9), we’ll be recognizing HR pros for their hard work and dedication in the workplace.

Join us for a special employment law training eventAttend our LEAP Conference April 8-10 to learn the best labor and employment law strategies to ensure your organization is complying with legal requirements — and stays out of court.
Join us for a special ACA training event

Attend our Obamacare Summit on April 8 to learn the best compliance strategies for the ACA from our expert speakers. You can attend this conference via live, interactive webcast or in person at the Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas.

Invitation to receive our free HR Professionals Week goodiesDuring this special event (Oct. 6-10), we’ll be recognizing HR pros for their hard work and dedication in the workplace.
Join us for a special ACA training event

Attend our Obamacare Summit on Wednesday, March 12, to learn the best compliance strategies for the Affordable Care Act. Our expert speakers will answer all of your ACA questions. You can attend this conference via webcast or in person at the Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas.

Invitation to receive our free HR Professionals Week goodiesDuring HR Professionals Week (Oct. 7-11), we’ll be recognizing HR pros for their hard work and dedication in the workplace.