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Let employee bring co-worker to inquiry meeting

09/01/2000
If one of your employees wants to bring a co-worker along to an investigative meeting that could result in discipline, you’d better let him. Union employees …

Company’s ‘head in the sand’ response racks up punitive damages

09/01/2000
Faced with a bad situation, Wax Works record stores managed to make it even worse, and paid a big price. One of Wax Works’ store managers, Kerry Ogden, had compiled …

Don’t miss SIMPLE deadline

08/01/2000
If you have 100 or fewer employees, you can set up an uncomplicated retirement plan called a SIMPLE (Savings Incentive Match Plan for Employees). But there are a couple of key …

Drug testing down, electronic monitoring up at big U.S. firms

08/01/2000
The proportion of major U.S. companies that require new or current employees to submit to drug tests slipped to 66 percent this year, down from 70 percent last year and 74 …

Playin’ it cool: How to handle an EEOC bias charge

08/01/2000
When a charge of discrimination lands in your lap from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or its equivalent state agency, the way you respond …

Put reasonable limits on who can take complaints

07/01/2000
Two female supermarket employees complained to a district manager that their store manager had sexually harassed them. The district manager promptly …

Stop ‘equal opportunity harasser’ even if law doesn’t cover you

07/01/2000
Steven and Karen Holman are not only married and work together in the same maintenance department, but they also filed suit together claiming sexual harassment …

Notify workers quickly that leave counts toward Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) time.

07/01/2000
The 6th Circuit has endorsed a Labor Department regulation that says a company can’t count time under the FMLA unless it notifies the worker, within two days …

Supreme Court upholds ban on workplace racial slurs

07/01/2000
The U.S. Supreme Court recently let stand a lower court ruling that banned an employee from making racial slurs at work. In the case, a group of Latino employees sued …

Fix classification errors promptly or ‘window of correction’ will close

06/01/2000
A group of managers and registered nurses who worked for Santa Clara County, Calif., were classified as exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), making …