Don’t Assume an Employee Knows the Rules

In my many years of consulting with small companies I have seen a lot of mistakes be made by employers, but I have probably not seen as many as defense attorneys have seen. I was reading a post by attorney Daniel Schwartz entitled Things Employment Lawyers Don’t Want to Hear. Very interesting and I recommend …

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Here is The Reason You Want to Be in Compliance!

There is one major reason that as a company you want to be in compliance with employment law. Figured out what that reason is yet? I will tell you in a minute. First, how do you insure you are in compliance? Here are several ways: Know the laws that apply to your company. Not an …

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HR Law Changes for California and Tennessee Employers

HR law was changed in two states recently. The two states featured are California and Tennessee, with the bulk of the changes being in California. Their legislature was busy and Governor Jerry Brown’s pen was full of ink. So here you go. Prohibited Use of Credit Reports (AB 22) AB 22 will take effect on …

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A Great Read for the End of the Week

I wish I could claim the following post as mine but I can’t. It is a piece written by a friend Joh Hyman, an Ohio based attorney. He has created an Employer Bill of Rights that includes the following: The Right to Hire on Qualifications and Fire on Performance The Right to Criticize The Right …

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The HR Department Cannot Be the Only Defense.

I originally posted this in 2009 so the incident reference may be dated but the lesson is no less important. In fact in today’s employment law world it is even more important for superisors and managers to have some training… no make that a lot of training, in employment laws. So read this post which …

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