Avoiding Pitfalls In Job Interviews

Employers can be sued in connection with decisions not to hire a prospective employee or not to promote an existing employee based on conduct that occurs in a job interview. The good news for... Read more »

Employee Benefit Plan Sponsors Impacted By Recent Hurricanes

In recent months, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”), Department of Labor (“DOL”), and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (“PBGC”) have provided relief for individuals and employers impacted by recent hurricanes ... Read more »

FLSA Employers Must Pay From Beginning to End

Walking is actually an Olympic sport. Sadly, it produces virtually no income for participants. However, thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court, walking recently became more lucrative. Earlier this month, the High Court held that the... Read more »

Time’s Up – When Is 12 Weeks of Leave Not Enough?

The length of an employee’s medical leave of absence can include considerations under the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Americans With Disabilities Act and state equivalent laws, if any. Although both federal laws... Read more »

Employee Identity Theft Becomes a Growing Concern for Employers

A few years ago, identity theft was an occasional topic of conversation in the national press as a relatively rare criminal activity largely left to the attention of state and local law... Read more »

Employers’ Obligations in the Event of an Emergency

The aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita serves as a graphic reminder for businesses that they need to revisit their emergency preparedness plans and consider how they might respond in the event of an... Read more »

Soundbytes for Supervisors: Lessons Learned in the Recent Past

The everyday actions and decisions of your supervisors are the foundation of your organization’s employment practices. It is crucial that you effectively arm these individuals with the tools to make sound decisions. Hiring and/or developing... Read more »

Pension Reform Legislation

The Administration, the House (the Pension Protection Act of 2005) and the Senate (the National Employee Savings and Trust Equity Guaranty Act of 2005) have proposed legislation affecting qualified retirement plans and, in particular, the... Read more »

Pre-Employment Personality Testing May Violate the ADA

The Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has recently ruled that an employer violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) when it used a personality test on prospective managers. In Karraker v.... Read more »

Reviewing Your Interviewing: A Refresher

Let’s face it. Hiring decisions are some of the most critical decisions that an employer makes. Even under the best circumstances, the costs of training and orienting a new employee are significant. A poor hiring... Read more »
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