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Master compliance challenges that follow natural disasters

10/18/2017
Unless planned and executed properly, employers’ emergency procedures may run afoul of many federal, state and local employment laws.

Nonsensical complaint? Move for quick dismissal

10/18/2017

It can be difficult and even unnerving when a former employee files a lawsuit full of obvious false and unsupportable allegations. But don’t ignore it. Work with your lawyers to get it dismissed as soon as possible.

Turnover increasing in today’s hot economy

10/17/2017
The typical American worker stayed at their job just over five years last year, down slightly from a record high set in 2014, according to new research by the nonpartisan Employee Benefit Research Institute.

After Minnesota Supreme Court ruling, new rules for whistleblowers

10/16/2017
A unanimous Minnesota Supreme Court decision has made it considerably easier for workers to file—and win—whistleblower lawsuits under the Minnesota Whistleblower Act.

Be alert for positive drug test results caused by meds used to treat disabilities

10/16/2017
Do you perform drug tests on employees suspected of being under the influence of intoxicants or illicit drugs? Be aware that some positive test results may be due to legal prescription drugs required for the treatment of disabilities.

Make sure your good records are dated, too

10/12/2017
When it comes to litigation, employers that keep meticulous performance records and can pinpoint exactly when they made important employment decisions typically fare better than those who keep sloppy records.

Freedom of speech: Does it apply at work?

10/12/2017
It’s a free country, so employees can express themselves however they want at work, right? Wrong. Only employees in the public sector—those who work for government entities—have First Amendment rights in the workplace, subject to limitations.

What generation gap? Most OK with young boss

10/11/2017
Age is just a number in the workplace, suggests a new survey from staffing firm OfficeTeam. More than eight in 10 professionals (82%) polled said they would be comfortable reporting to a manager who’s younger than they are; 91% wouldn’t mind supervising employees older than themselves.

How can we legally protect trade secrets?

10/06/2017
Q. What are some best practices employers can use to protect their trade secrets?

California Supreme Court expands plaintiffs’ PAGA rights

10/03/2017
The Supreme Court of California has unanimously held that a representative plaintiff in a Private Attorneys General Act case does not need to show good cause at the outset of litigation before the employer is required to produce the names and contact information of other allegedly aggrieved employees.