Legal Issues

When office humor is no laughing matter

May 1, 2007
Laughter can often be not only the best medicine but also the best management tool, but it’s also part of your job to know when workplace humor goes too far.

Politics at work

May 1, 2007
How do you deal with political disagreements at work without infringing on employees’ rights?

Obesity in the workplace

April 1, 2007
Americans have been preoccupied with their weight for a long time, but the current focus in popular culture on the “obesity epidemic” is itself reaching epidemic proportions.

Gender and dress code

April 1, 2007
Even if a dress code is non-discriminatory, the way you implement it must also be free of implied bias.

Avoid these 5 telecommuting liability pitfalls

April 1, 2007
As telework’s popularity grows, so do legal concerns for employers. To lower your risks, devise a telecommuting policy that protects you on these fronts.

The rights of citizen soldiers

March 1, 2007
Under the federal law known as USERRA, employers must grant citizen soldiers leave for their deployments, and then hold their jobs open (or positions with equivalent pay, benefits, status, etc.) until they return.

The rights of citizen soldiers

March 1, 2007
Under the federal law known as USERRA, employers must grant citizen soldiers leave for their deployments, and then hold their jobs open (or positions with equivalent pay, benefits, status, etc.) until they return.

Immigration and discrimination; harassment without sex?

March 1, 2007
Raids and political debates highlight your duties regarding workers’ immigration status. Is it possible to be liable for worker’s sexual harassment claims when offending behavior is not sexual.

Mandatory sick leave; age and satisfaction; resume errors

March 1, 2007
A San Francisco ordinance is the first U.S. employment law to guarantee paid sick leave to all workers … Are younger employees more enthusiastic? … What’s the most annoying mistake you see on resumes?

Transgender rights? Work site as punishment?

February 1, 2007
A transgender woman sues a Houston company for firing her … A Florida woman sues her employer for transferring her to a dilapidated office.