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Corporate Law Report: Global HR, Textual Harassment, Working Interviews, and Other Workplace Issues
In today’s high-tech business environment, it is commonplace for employers to digitize personnel documents. Maintaining these documents in electronic form has obvious benefits, including ease of accessibility and storage...more
If you are like many HR professionals, when you are tasked with preparing documents like offer letters, noncompete agreements, or separation agreements, you start by pulling out a document that you have used in the past and...more
In This Issue:
- Immigration. New proposal aimed at attracting highly-skilled immigrants.
- State Round-Up. Learn about the latest employment law news in your state.
- Traditional. J. Hamilton Stewart and Matthew...more
Being in the tech industry, I’ve spent time in and around start-ups and of course I’ve worked for well-established companies as well. So I have firsthand knowledge of how organizations can evolve as they grow, both from a...more
Governments in every country are taking international trade compliance seriously. Unlike other company departments that heavily rely on automation to track supply chain compliance, those departments responsible for...more
Last week, Carrie Penman and I hosted the “Benchmarking Your Hotline: How Does Your Data Measure Up Against NAVEX Global’s 2014 Benchmarks?” webinar where we discussed top-level findings from NAVEX Global’s 2014 Hotline...more
In This Presentation:
- Different from Human Resources (HR).
- Just as important
..to ensuring your company does not violate local, state, & federal wage and hour laws.
Belgium's Roger Blanpain, perhaps the world's preeminent professor of international employment law, once declared that "we live in an information society, driven by knowledge in action.…[Services] can be provided via the...more
I recently came across a fascinating book entitled “The Meaning of Meat and the Structure of the Odyssey” by Egbert Bakker. In this work, Bakker looks at the culinary aspects of Odysseus’ journey home from the Trojan War. ...more
It is easy for us to recommend that employers conduct regular and comprehensive wage and hour audits that examine all facets of the employer’s pay practices to ensure compliance with the myriad of wage and hour laws. After...more
A Field Guide to Overseas Collective, Individual, Indefinite, Fixed-Term and Probationary Work Agreements -
When a US organization sets out abroad and signs up staff overseas, the first obstacle it hits is deciding...more
An employee, having been notified of his impending termination, complains to his employer of discrimination. A human resources professional retained by the employer to investigate the complaint concludes that the employee...more
Retirement plan fiduciaries should consider the following best practices to improve their plan’s governance in 2014: (i) if fiduciary duties have been delegated, make certain that the delegations are in writing and are being...more
Why Quantity is not an Adequate Substitute -
If your inbox looks anything like mine, it’s likely bombarded with daily messages about what is “most important” or “critical” for your compliance training program. You’ve...more
Companies are always fighting against stovepipes. It is inevitable but offices, divisions and/or functions within a company are always seeking an “advantage,” in competition against other parts of the company....more
Successful next generation manufacturers must work with their customers and suppliers as true partners in order to rapidly produce high-quality products....more
Employers, can we have a heart to heart? I need to get something off my chest. ...more
Amidst the flurry of major legal announcements see here and here from the U.S. Supreme Court in the last couple of weeks, a recent NLRB decision slipped through barely noticed, yet it may have more practical consequences for...more
Lesson 1: Focus on the Biggest Risks
Planning for 2014 is likely pressing on your mind, or it will be in a short time. You will be faced with answering a key perennial question--how should your organization allocate...more
In a Law360 article (subscription required), Steve Pearlman, co-head of Proskauer’s Whistleblowing & Retaliation Group, offered ways for companies to minimize their potential whistleblower liability....more
In the previous two posts of this three-part series, I discussed the often hidden but real cost of continuing to employ problematic employees, and why this problem is so widespread. In this post, I’ll talk about how HR can...more
The second day of Hanson Wade Oil and Gas Supply Chain Compliance conference in Houston packed as much solid information into it as did the first day. One of the sessions dealt with utilizing other corporate functions to...more
In this report:
- I. Sustainable Innovations for a Changing Global Workforce
- II. Forging a Global HR Team to Align with a Global Business: Transparency and Integration
- III. Developing an Effective Global...more
One often hears or reads about complaints that compliance training is dull, nay even boring. I mean, how many times can you expect someone to be lectured to on the riveting subject of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)...more
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