Companies are held liable when employees harass each other – even when it happens in a hotel room a thousand miles away. But strong policy and careful planning can prevent these legal woes.
Policy & Procedures
If one of your employees works for a different company while on FMLA leave, that means he’s abusing his rights and you can stop offering leave, right? Wrong.
Most lawsuits under the Americans with Disabilities Act involve a failure to accommodate an employee’s disability. But there’s another type of violation that can be just as costly for employers.
It’s a rare business that needs an employment contract for every employee. But it can save you time, money and legal aggravation if you know which employees should be under contract and which shouldn’t.
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. But what about employees’ or applicants’ social networking Web pages? With the popularity of Facebook and MySpace, the intersection of workers’ private and workplace lives is a tricky place to be for many HR pros and hiring managers.
How many employees will call out sick the day after Memorial Day? A new study quantifies this type of sick leave abuse at one federal agency, and a U.S. Representative has an idea on how to limit it.
HR pros never look forward to handling harassment complaints. But it still beats what can happen if complaints aren’t handled.
Every company’s got ’em: chronic complainers. But when the complaints deal with discrimination, employers need to tread carefully. What can they do without risking a lawsuit?
The feds are keeping close watch on companies’ hiring procedures. Here’s how to stay off their hit list.