In today’s litigious workplace atmosphere, employers need to be mindful of the possibility of wrongful-discharge lawsuits from employees who have been let go — and are angry about it.
A federal judge soon will rule on the legality of a law allowing employees to bring guns to work. The judge’s first reaction to the law: He said it’s “stupid.”
Our team of experts fields real-life everyday questions from HR managers and gives practical answers that can be applied by any HR pro in the same situation. Today’s question: We got a report about an employee’s drug-related arrest. What action should we take?
As organizations of all kinds prepare to reopen facilities and bring employees back onsite as the COVID-19 crisis eases, HR pros need to be ready to advise leadership of both potential legal risks and how to protect against long-term damage to their reputation. And there is one risk factor that many executives, and even legal […]
HR pros need to step up their efforts to make workers feel safe by ensuring a secure environment – or risk lost productivity, reputational harm, and legal expenses.
Employers are scrambling to determine what they should be doing now to prepare for the very frightening and growing threat of the coronavirus. And that massive challenge comes at the same time as this influenza season, which is well on its way to being the worst in a decade. The impact of these viral illnesses […]
Can an employer require its employees to be clean shaven if workers wear facial hair for religious reasons? The situation gets even more complicated when workplace safety is involved.
An investigation into how an employee contracted COVID-19 in the workplace has caused the CDC to change its definition of “close contact.” This impacts contact tracing and renews emphasis on workplace controls. Previously, the CDC defined “close contact” as someone who spent at least 15 consecutive minutes within six feet of a confirmed coronavirus case. […]
Some analysts are predicting 2015 will be a big year for hiring. That’s good news. But the bad news is some employers have glaring holes in their hiring processes.
Under former Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, the DOL drastically increased the enforcement of wage and hour laws. Now Thomas Perez is running the agency, and he seems poised to kick things up a notch.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has set its sights on a common business practice: The use of criminal background checks on job applicants.
Can you discipline an employee who has recently complained about harassment? Yes, but you must be ready to prove the discipline was unrelated to the complaint. Attorney Bob Neiman breaks down a recent lawsuit that shows some of the circumstances under which this can be done.
A federal district court in California tossed a woman’s claim that her husband’s employer was liable for causing her to contract COVID-19 by failing to maintain adequate safety standards. The court rejected the wife’s claims of negligence and public nuisance against the husband’s employer. According to the complaint that was filed in the case, Robert […]
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Here’s another example of how scorned ex-employees will look to sue you for just about anything.
Federal courts haven’t exactly been clear on what qualifies as an “adverse action” on an employer’s part when it come to retaliation claims. So a recent ruling in Connecticut comes as good news.
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