POLICIES / HANDBOOKS

California votes to legalize recreational marijuana

11/28/2016
On Nov. 8, Californians voted to legalize recreational marijuana for individuals over the age of 21.

4 steps to prevent in-house fraud & theft

11/17/2016
HR must watch out for one of the most unexpected and insidious fiscal perils: employees who steal.

Is it legal for us to ban all guns at work?

11/14/2016
Q. Many of our employees bring their hunting rifles and shotguns to work, especially on Fridays during hunting season. We generally prohibit guns or other weapons in the workplace. Can we stop employees from bringing their guns to work?

What can we do? We suspect one of our employees is often drunk at work

11/14/2016
Q. We have an employee who often appears to be inebriated at work. Can we require that he take an alcohol test? Can we require that he get into a rehab program to keep his job?

Can I really not smoke in my own office?

10/27/2016
Q. I recently relocated my business to California from a foreign country. I heard that I am not allowed to smoke in my office. Is this true?

Can job offer be contingent on drug test?

10/07/2016
Q. Our Pennsylvania company wants to begin screening applicants for illegal drugs. Can we make job offers conditional on the results of a drug test?

What rights do employers have under Texas's Open Carry Law? Can we ban guns at work?

09/29/2016
Q. We are a private business that would like to prohibit our employees and customers from carrying firearms inside our corporate premises. May we do so?

Lessons from LochteGate: Regulating alcohol in the workplace

09/29/2016
Here are some strategies for minimizing the potential for alcohol-related misconduct.

Is it true that California law requires us to give employees a way to work sitting down?

09/26/2016
Q. An employee recently complained that I was violating California’s “suitable seating law” by requiring him to stand throughout his shift. Am I required to let my employees sit?

What legalized marijuana might mean for California employers

09/26/2016
Voters will have the opportunity next month to determine whether California joins a growing number of states that have legalized recreational marijuana. If so, what would this mean for employers?

Government employees' internal complaints aren't 'speech'

09/26/2016
Public employees who complain internally about personnel decisions specific to them aren’t engaging in protected free speech.

Set reasonable call-in rules for absences

09/15/2016
For many employers, absenteeism is a constant problem. You know you must give employees some slack, but, to make sure the work gets done, you need to know who’s going to show up and who isn’t.

Arbitration decisions tend to stick

09/07/2016
There’s a downside to agreeing to decide disciplinary matters in arbitration. Once you agree to have your decisions second-guessed in arbitration, don’t expect to get the arbitrator’s decision easily overturned.

Court: Arbitrators -- not judges -- should decide validity of arbitration agreements

09/06/2016
The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has handed arbitrators the power to decide if arbitration agreements are valid. The appeals court ruled that it was legitimate to ask whether an arbitration agreement applied to an employee’s pre-existing Fair Labor Standards Act claim, but that it was a question best answered not by a judge, but by an arbitrator.

Relax! Your arbitration agreement is likely valid

09/04/2016
As long as you get expert legal help creating a valid arbitration agreement, Texas courts will probably enforce it.
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