Legal Issues

Workplace Law in Congress

May 1, 2006
The following are top employment law and policy issues being debated in the U.S. Congress, as noted by the Society for Human Resource Management:

Legal Matters

April 1, 2006
Here’s a true story that should put a good scare in managers who think they’re doing every­thing right and underestimate their chances of legal exposure:

Meth use in the workplace

March 1, 2006
Experts note that the meth boom is different in important respects from other substance-abuse issues in the workplace, and employ­ers need to be aware of the facts. Here’s what you need to know:

Legal Matters

March 1, 2006
Non-employee harassment … Camera-phone policies?

Be wary of disciplining for false complaints

March 1, 2006
Q. We have an employee who has filed several sexual harassment complaints. But when we investigate, they turn out to be false. Can we do something about her? —J.P., Oklahoma

Legal Matters

February 1, 2006
What constitutes “retaliation”? … Seeing ghosts on the job? …

What you can do to prevent sexual harassment

February 1, 2006
Is sexual harassment beyond managers’ control, or can you take steps to prevent it? Here are some points to consider:

Legal Matters

January 1, 2006
Different genders, different rules … Donning and doffing protective gear …

Manager’s Checkup: The right message on diversity

January 1, 2006
Building respect for diversity on your team is both the right thing to do and essential for optimum performance. Are you sending your team the right message on diversity?

Legal Matters

December 1, 2005

Who is an ‘applicant’? Reverse discrimination …