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Employee Retention Strategies

Pullman & Comley’s Labor & Employment practice group recently offered a seminar for clients and friends. Our guest speaker was Peter Gioia, Vice President and Economist for the Connecticut Business and Industry Association,...more

Employee Benefits Developments - November 2014

Health Care Cost Consideration May Support Age Discrimination Claim. Recently, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit overturned a lower court’s summary judgment ruling against a plaintiff’s age discrimination...more

How's Your ESI Score?

No question that customer satisfaction is a primary goal and focus for dealerships (and manufacturers). In a highly-competitive industry where products and prices can be virtually identical, dealerships understand that...more

The Ins and Outs of Employment Law: Attorneys Speak Out

Employers need to have a plan in place that includes up-to-date policies, accurate performance reviews, and training of all employees, particularly supervisors. Supervisors must know how to evaluate an employee and what to do...more

How to Create a Firm Mentoring Program That Is Efficient, Effective, and Motivational [Q&A]

A professional services firm is only as good as its providers and the right program in place can help you to also attract and retain the high caliber talent you need to stand out from the rest....more

New Georgia Law Helps Protect Employers from Negligent Hiring and Retention Claims

On April 13, 2014, Georgia's governor signed SB 365 to, in part, protect employers that hire and retain employees with criminal convictions. Under the new law, if the Department of Corrections issues a "Program and Treatment...more

IP, trade secrets and employee mobility - Judges and attorneys discuss top-of-mind issues for Silicon Valley tech employers

Increasingly today, the value of a company is measured not by its physical assets, but by the talents of its employees and the utility of its intellectual property. Because of their knowledge and experience, talented...more

Innovate or Die – Managing Millennials in the Workplace

Millennials have been called the “Me, Me, Me Generation” by Time Magazine; “entitled” by just about everyone; and “slackers” by many managers. Yet, this generation — born between 1980 and 1999 — is comprised of 80 million...more

Giving Thanks: In Employee Relations, Small Gestures Go a Long Way—An Interview With Law Firm Founder Jimmie Stewart

J. Hamilton (Jimmie) Stewart, III is one of the founders of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. He has practiced labor and employment law for nearly five decades. In this interview, he shares his observations about...more

Managing Millennials: Do the Myths Have Validity (and a Millennial Response)

The conventional wisdom says that there are distinct challenges in managing Millennials (or Generation Y), defined as individuals between the ages of 18 and 32. The most common complaints from managers attribute a misplaced...more

Continued Employment In Dead-End Job May Entitle Employee To Incentive Benefits

In Florida, employee handbooks, procedure manuals, and other statements of an employer's policy are generally non-binding and do not give rise to enforceable contract rights. But suppose an employer induces an employee to...more

New Affirmative Action Rules Mandate Hiring Targets, Employee Surveys for Government Contractors

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) released revised affirmative action rules for government contractors and subcontractors affecting hiring and retention practices for veterans and individuals with...more

New Affirmative Action Rules for Federal Contractors

On August 27, the U.S. Department of Labor announced two significant final rules governing affirmative action. The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) administers affirmative action requirements that...more

Can the Performance Review Be Fixed? An Interview with Author Paul Falcone

Nearly every survey on the subject of performance reviews reports dismal results....more

Employment Law Reporter - July 2013: The Danger of Understaffing

Poor customer service, reduced productivity, low morale; these are some of the problems commonly associated with understaffing. But one of the worst problems frequently goes unnoticed by employers until it is too late to...more

For Your Consideration (Lots and Lots of Consideration)

Two years is a long time for an employee to stay in one place. According to the US Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, over one quarter of all US jobs have tenures of less than two years....more

With Fifield, Illinois now poses onerous consideration rules – what this means for your noncompetes

Two years is a long time for an employee to stay in one place. According to the US Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, over one quarter of all US jobs have tenures of less than two years. ...more

Enforceability of Non-Competes Limited by Illinois Court Decision

Illinois non-compete agreements are unenforceable absent consideration (i.e. payment) in addition to the employee’s hiring or retention for continuing employment, under the Appellate Court’s decision in Fifield v. Premier...more

California's State Water Project Needs to be More Efficient - BB&K Attorney Joseph Byrne Examines Why Increased Efficiency is Key...

Water in California sparks news headlines on nearly a daily basis. Much of the attention is focused on the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, a sprawling river delta and estuary wedged between Sacramento and Stockton that acts as...more

Interview With Employee Retention Expert Dick Finnegan

Best-selling author and CEO of C-Suite Analytics, Dick Finnegan has been cited by Businessweek, Chief Executive magazine, and Consulting magazine as the leading thinker on employee retention. I had a chance to query him on a...more

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