Employee Poaching

477986347Poaching employees from a rival company has risks. So does agreeing with your rivals not to poach employees from each other. Potential poachers beware… Continue reading

Action Plan for Handling Harassment Claims

79166511Just in case employers have forgotten how critical it is to avoid and properly handle harassment claims, the recent $1.5 million settlement against JPMorgan should serve as a reminder. Advise all employers to take action and have a plan to protect employees and minimize harassment claims. Continue reading

Protecting Company Secrets: Checklist for Making a Plan

186300420If you represent businesses, you know how important it is to protect their trade secrets. A crucial part of that effort is developing and implementing a trade secret protection plan. Specific company needs may vary, and plans have to be crafted with those needs in mind, but some elements should be included in any trade secret protection plan. Continue reading

When Paramour Preference Is Problematic

187471299With love in the air on this Valentine’s Day, here’s a friendly reminder to keep it under check in the workplace. Preferring a lover over others at work may be a natural inclination, but it can lead to a sexual harassment claim. Continue reading

Drafting a Healthy Sick Leave Policy

115653553(1)Attorneys representing start-ups are presented with a wide-range of tasks to do. If you find yourself drafting a sick leave policy, keep these guidelines handy so you don’t miss any essential steps.

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Disability Accommodation: The Big Picture

162815624For employers, the disability accommodation process can be complicated and time-consuming. It’s important that company representatives have a clear view of the common “big picture” issues that come up during the process. Continue reading

Pros and Cons of Paycards

163741759Much of our economy today uses electronic technology, so it seemed inevitable that employers would look into electronic pay. Continue reading

Need to Improve Employee Performance? Have a Plan.

blog76806702bProviding frank feedback to employees can be difficult for even the most experienced human resources personnel. The process is more difficult if an employee is having performance problems that require correction. Don’t ignore the problems; set up a plan.

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Mediation May Be the Right Tool for Wage and Hour Suits

20130709-221302.jpgThe number of wage and hour suits is up again this year, and the recent increases appear here to stay. If your client’s efforts at compliance didn’t work and your client is facing a wage and hour suit, the best move may be to offer mediation.

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Interviewer’s Loose Lips Can Lead to Employer Liability

interview_80608276Employers need to be very careful what their interviewers say to job applicants. Off the cuff statements like “we have the most competitive salaries” or “the best benefits” and “we assure growth” may be fodder in a suit for misrepresentation. Continue reading

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