Category Archives: employer policies

Talk versus Email: When Electronic Communications Gets You Sued

  Electronic communications are a mixed blessing. Business is more efficient and new ways of commerce continue to open. However, ubiquitous electronic communications have eroded our personal time and presented near-addicting distractions. From a legal standpoint, electronic communications, and especially … Continue reading

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Why Am I Still Getting Sued By Employees?

(From Industrial Distribution Magazine). After covering union challenges and safety compliance concerns in previous articles, we’ll conclude the series by discussing those common employment law claims that continue to vex distribution employers. I will deviate from the usual format and … Continue reading

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Two New Webinars: Bullying, the NLRB and Its War On Employer Rules and “Live From the AGC National Safety Committee Meeting.”

Dealing With Workplace Bullying And Misconduct While The NLRB Challenges Your Rules Join us for a Webinar on July 24 Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/137864872 A quarter of American Workers claim to have been seriously … Continue reading

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Did Your Business Learn From This Year’s Apocalyptic Storms?

Laura Stack posted an excellent INC. article, “You Can’t Stop A Polar Vortex, But You Can Be Ready For The Next One.”  While I travel constantly, I live in Atlanta, so this is a visceral subject to me both as … Continue reading

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Straight Talk On Employee Handbooks.

A useful piece by my friend and partner, Jennifer Sandberg.  While she wrote this piece for credit unions, the recommendations apply to any industry setting. This article was also featured at http://www.cumanagement.org.  Jennifer is one of our attorneys who most … Continue reading

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The EEOC and OSHA Are Expanding Their Focus To the Whole Company … All of It.

An EEOC “systemic” investigation can be as miserable as a class action lawsuit for employers.  As we have discussed before, the EEOC has encouraged its management and investigators to scrutinize single claimant EEOC charges for possible expansion to a burdensome … Continue reading

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Protecting Workers At Customers’ Homes and Work Sites

Construction employers have made progress in managing individual employees and crews at multiemployer sites. Similarly, although mistakes still occur, we’ve got over 40 years experience complying with OSHA on the shop floor. Unfortunately, neither setting represents the increasingly common work … Continue reading

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