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Can you review I-9 documents remotely?

10/20/2016
For each new hire, employers must verify employment eligibility by reviewing original documents in person with the employee. But what if that new hire lives and works hundreds of miles away?

Tell managers: Monitor your own email

09/22/2016
By now, we all know the devastating effect leaked emails can have on the political process. An email that comes out in litigation can be just as devastating to an employer.

How to proactively protect your trade secrets

08/29/2016
Don’t take employee discretion for granted! You need a confidentiality policy to protect trade secrets and other proprietary information from leaving your organization.

4 steps for implementing a litigation hold

08/24/2016
Smart employers follow a regular policy of computer-file purging to keep the organization’s network free of unnecessary data. But what if your organization thinks it may be a lawsuit target?

Protect customer data from thieves on your staff

07/27/2016
Con artists and hackers aren’t the only threats to your customers’ credit card numbers, Social Security numbers and other financial data. It’s easy, and tempting, for employees to access customer data that you keep.

Under what circumstances can we demand alcohol testing? We suspect employee is impaired

07/22/2016
Q. We have been finding empty beer cans just outside our facility on a regular basis. We suspect one employee in particular since he often has slurred speech and stumbles around. We understand alcoholism is a disability, but we are fearful that he will get hurt because he is impaired. Should we ask him to submit to alcohol testing?”

Video surveillance: Pick spots with care

05/11/2016
In most cases, it’s perfectly legal to set up surveillance cameras to keep an eye on your employees. However, be sure to do it the right way.

Why employees steal, and how to handle it

04/13/2016
It can be as small as office supplies or as big as an embezzlement scheme, but your employees are likely stealing something from your company.

Getting to know GINA

03/04/2016
The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 was founded on the concern that advancements in the field of genetics could lead to the misuse of genetic information to discriminate against people in employment and health insurance.

Audio recording at work may violate NLRA

02/04/2016

The National Labor Relations Board has issued a new ruling that only solidifies its activist posture of the last few years.