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Set policies on which software employees can download

09/01/2000
Legal experts warn that employers could get caught up in the current battle over the legality of programs that let users download music free off the Internet. If employees …

You can be liable for worker’s online slur

08/01/2000
After Tammy Blakey sued Continental Airlines for sexual harassment, her co-workers used an online bulletin board to post derogatory gender-based messages …

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 …

Allowing public access adds new duty to accommodate disabled

07/01/2000
The Twentieth Century Fox production lot in Los Angeles includes many conveniences, including a commissary, store and automatic teller machine. However, Les Jankey …

EEOC beefs up wage-bias arsenal

07/01/2000
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is putting action behind its talk of cracking down on unequal pay. A new internal task force …

Who can sue for discrimination?

07/01/2000
Find out which employees can sue you (and for what reasons) in the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s new compliance manual on thresholds for …

Consider legal impact before deleting files, e-mail messages

07/01/2000
As Microsoft learned in its recent federal suit, e-mail messages are official company records that can be summoned in a lawsuit. Unfortunately, most companies …

Erase ERISA errors with new Labor correction program

05/01/2000
If you’ve tripped over the confusing rules surrounding the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the federal government is giving you a chance to right your wrongs …

More reason to encourage safety: OSHA airing your dirty laundry

05/01/2000
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Web site now includes a list of 13,000 companies with the highest injury and illness rates. The goal: Shame companies …

More firms crack down on employee use of the Web

02/01/2000
Nearly a third of employers, 31 percent, now monitor and/or restrict employee Internet use, according to a Vault.com survey. Approaches range from restricting …