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The Office Holiday Party: Best Practices to Avoid Legal Trouble

by Conn Maciel Carey LLP on

The holiday season is here, and employees are looking forward to celebrating with their family and co-workers. However, the office holiday party – an anticipated yearly tradition in many workplaces – has now become a cause...more

No Regrets: 10 Tips to Avoid Holiday Party Liability

’Tis the season for company holiday parties: co-workers of diverse backgrounds and religious beliefs interact in a social setting while partaking of spiked libations under the mistletoe. What could possibly go wrong?...more

Plan Now for a Safe and Happy Holiday Party

by Smith Anderson on

It’s holiday party time! The company holiday party can boost employee morale and celebrate the company’s successes in the past year, but a holiday party may also create a few legal pitfalls for the unwary employer....more

Don’t Make a Habit of it, but Sometimes, Ignorance IS Bliss

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

As a general rule, of course, Human Resources Departments and company management want to be – and should be – well-informed about issues in the workplace, including employees unhappy enough to have raised claims of...more

Tips For Drafting Employee Handbooks - Tip #4: Avoiding Invasion of Privacy Claims

by Bryan Cave on

This article is part four in a six-part series. The purpose of this series is to provide tips and identify potential pitfalls associated with the drafting of an employee handbook....more

MLB Drops the Ball on Discipline

by Thomas Fox on

Your discipline must be transparent and consistent. If you are going to suspend players for racially mocking gestures during the season and they make one during the World Series, they get suspended during the World Series....more

Retooling Your Compliance Program

by Thomas Fox on

Today’s lesson from the world of sports informs our discussion of compliance and the risk management process; consisting of forecasting, risk assessment and risk management as a way to retool the focus of your compliance...more

Employee Management Lessons From The Runway

by Davis Brown Law Firm on

Who knew you could pick up employee management lessons from the TV show Project Runway? The long running reality show, which pits multiple clothing designers against each other in a series of increasingly difficult design...more

Tips For Drafting Employee Handbooks – Tip #2: The Importance of Equal Employment Opportunity and Harassment Policies

by Bryan Cave on

This article is part two in a six-part series. The purpose of this series is to provide tips and identify potential pitfalls associated with the drafting of an employee handbook....more

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

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