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Tips For Drafting Employee Handbooks - Tip #1: Determining the Appropriate Scope and Length

by Bryan Cave on

While an employee handbook serves many functions, its primary purpose from a legal standpoint is to reduce potential liability with respect to claims brought by current and former employees. Unfortunately, many employers are...more

The Potential Perils Of "Managing Through The Payroll"

by Fisher Phillips on

Management's already-daunting, time-consuming responsibilities are further complicated by the need to motivate employees to do desirable things and to deter them from doing unwanted things. It is therefore understandable that...more

Future of Work III: Performance Management in Today’s Environment

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: This post continues our blog series on the Future of Work, and discusses how, in California as elsewhere, performance management strategies continue to develop in response to the changing workplace. ...more

Get rid of the bad decision makers

by Ary Rosenbaum on

I was a Vice President of a synagogue once and the biggest problem I had is that the people who had a greater say that I did were the same people who turned a synagogue from 750 member families to 300. They were ineffective...more

Hurricane Ready: 5 Ways Florida Employers Can Prepare for the Next Big Storm

With the peak of hurricane season approaching, the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey fresh in our minds, and Hurricane Irma intensifying in the Atlantic Ocean with a westward path, Florida employers may want to...more

[Event] FordHarrison's Year-End Labor & Employment Law Workshop + Americas Track - November 2nd, Jersey City, New Jersey

by FordHarrison on

Save the Date for our Annual Complimentary Workshop and Luncheon for In-House Counsel, HR & Business Leaders. This year's program will also include a track focused on HR law in the Americas (North, Central, and South...more

Compliance and Plan C: Operationalization During Economic Uncertainties

by Thomas Fox on

The current economic climate continues to be in flux, with many companies falling back to Plan C, which is hunker down and ride things out until the next Presidential election and hope for some clarity in 2020. This obviously...more

Damages: Making Anti-Harassment Policies Work in the United States

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Harassment has been in the news a lot lately in the United States, with several high-profile terminations at well-known companies. Companies are losing millions of dollars, not just in settlements and verdicts, but in lost...more

Workplace Violence Occurring At Alarming Rate: Time For Employers To Be Proactive

by Fisher Phillips on

It’s a news headline we’ve seen too often, including several times in recent weeks: another disgruntled employee or former employee has entered the workplace and killed or injured coworkers. What can you do to minimize the...more

Arizona’s Paid Sick Leave Law, Part III: Record-Keeping, Shifting Employment Relationships, and Tips for Drafting Policies

Arizona’s new paid sick leave law—Proposition 206 or The Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act—will go into effect on July 1, 2017. Since the law passed, the Industrial Commission of Arizona (ICA) has crafted proposed...more

5 Key Considerations When Initiating a PERM Labor Certification for Your Employee

For most employers, sponsoring a foreign national employee for an employment-based green card requires filing a Program Electronic Review Management (PERM) labor certification with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). In...more

Hope For the Best, Prepare For the Worst: How to Effectively Manage the Perpetual Risk of Employee Loss

by Miles & Stockbridge P.C. on

Inevitably, all businesses must deal with employee turnover and the departure of key employees. Such departures have become more frequent of late, as the economy is again on the rise, more jobs are available, the unemployment...more

Protecting Your Company and Your Employees During an ICE Raid

by Stoel Rives LLP on

In light of the current administration’s approach to immigration enforcement, it is important that employers understand their legal rights and responsibilities when faced with potential raids by U.S. Immigration and Customs...more

After The Investigation: Now what?

Last week, we talked about employment investigations. This week, I’d like to talk about what employers do with the information they gathered during the investigation. There are two main tasks: No. 1: Figure out what...more

Harvesting Innovation: 3 Tips for IP Managers

If you have ever gone apple picking in late season, you may recall seeing more apples on the ground than on trees. As you begin picking apples, you realize why. You haphazardly grab and yank an apple off a branch and the...more

In Firing Employees, A Bit of Humanity Still Helps

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

Your employee that you are firing should not hear about his firing from a television report first. I suppose that would seem an obvious rule to follow....more

How to Handle an Employee Who Refuses to Sign Disciplinary Forms

Have you ever had an employee refuse to sign a disciplinary notice? It doesn’t matter if you have enough evidence of wrongdoing to prevail in a court of law, the employee refuses....more

Domestic Violence and its Potential Consequences in the Workplace: How to Protect Your Workers

Daily reports of incidents of domestic violence are an unfortunate reality across our nation. Recent events in San Bernardino, California, and Cookeville, Tennessee, remind us that domestic violence issues sometimes spill...more

20 Questions to Ask when Prioritizing Your Policy Development Efforts

by NAVEX Global on

Having too many policies can burden your organization, but having too few exposes it to unnecessary risk. That means we need to prioritize which policies we will develop (or revise) first. As a rule of thumb, policies are...more

5 Ways to Commemorate Equal Pay Day 2017

April 4 is Equal Pay Day—a day originated by the National Committee on Pay Equity designating how far into the calendar year women would have to work to earn the same as men in the previous year. Much like using the...more

4th Circuit Decision Highlights Importance of Comparator Evidence

by Miles & Stockbridge P.C. on

The Fourth Circuit recently upheld a lower court decision granting summary judgment to the employer in an employment discrimination suit brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”) and Maryland law,...more

Safeguarding mental health: essential for your construction workers, good for your business

by Dentons on

The UK's mental health is currently under scrutiny with high profile dignitaries, businessmen and organisations all helping to raise awareness of the problems it can cause in the workplace. Many campaigners come from the...more

As the Northeast Prepares for a Major, Late Season Snow Storm, HR Legalist Reminds our Readers of the Importance of Employer...

In January 2015, HR Legalist contributor, Teleicia D’Amberville, wrote about employer responsibilities towards employees when a serious weather event occurs. As a major snow storm is set to hit the Northeast of the United...more

Is Your Organization Prepared for the (March) Madness?

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

It’s the time of year when workplace chatter suddenly includes constant references to Wildcats, Jayhawks, Pirates, Tar Heels, and Blue Devils. As well as the question of whether the UConn Women’s Basketball Team will ever...more

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