Human Resources

 
 
  • Employee Benefits Issues In a Recession

    Some tips for employers coping with the economic slowdown and viral complications thereof: Keep state privacy laws and HIPPA regulations in mind when you collect employees’ health information. Some state laws, for example, require businesses to provide...

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  • Cybersecurity and Trade Secret Protection

    In order to protect a trade secret, you first have to be able to establish that it is a secret, and that means demonstrating that “reasonable” steps have been taken to keep it that way. These steps...

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  • Good News For Franchisers From The NLRB

    The final rule regarding joint-employer status under the National Labor Relations Act, issued late last month by the National Labor Relations Board and scheduled to become effective on April 27, will be welcomed by many companies, and...

    • Posted 4 weeks ago
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  • It Depends On How You Define Consensual

    In what is arguably the other big #MeToo trial, former PBS talk show host Tavis Smiley acknowledges having consensual sex with two female subordinates. PBS claims it was justified in taking him off the air and withholding...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • MeToo Has Changed Everything, From Workplace To M&A

    The breathtaking demise of celebrities may be the most dramatic result of the #MeToo movement, as Jerry Seinfeld once mused during an interview. “That’s an aspect of this unease we feel, that you just wake up —...

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  • Global Warming In The Workplace

    Injuries and deaths aside, worker productivity is beginning to take a hit. According to one study, it decreases by two percent for every degree Celsius above room temperature. Employers who conclude potential effects will be negligible should...

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  • Phishing Has Succeeded At More Than Half Of U.S. Organizations

    More than half of U.S. organizations were successfully phished in 2019, meaning they lost data, faced a credential or account compromise, or a ransomware...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • New Joint Employer Rule “Qualified Positive” For Employers

    The new joint employer rule, approved by the Department of Labor earlier this month, is a positive for employers, but practitioners expect a spate of litigation before its effect will be clarified....

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • 12 Years For Possessing Cell Phone In Jail

    The Mississippi Supreme Court has affirmed the 12-year sentence for a black man who brought a cell phone into jail after being booked for a misdemeanor. Authorities discovered he had the phone when he asked a jailer...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • MeToo Suit Can Proceed Against Prestigious Art Magazine, Not Alleged Perp

    A former intern and later employee of Artforum, the distinguished contemporary art magazine, accused its former publisher of persistent sexual harassment. Her claim was echoed by many employees and artists who’d come into contact with the accused,...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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