Archive for 'Tips of the Month'

I-9s – The Mandatory Form Some Employers Overlook

Written by Robert G. Brody and Rebecca Goldberg on July 31, 2013

In the maze of state, federal, and local regulations, some obligations may simply be overlooked.  Although employers have been responsible for verifying all employees’ work eligibility since 1986, even some sophisticated employers have recently told us they are unfamiliar with their obligation to complete this process.  As the federal government ramps up enforcement efforts, if […]

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Employment practices liability insurance, also known as EPLI, covers your litigation costs and liability for claims brought against you in relation to your employment practices – even claims that are false, fraudulent, or frivolous. With employers being forced to cut back on their labor force (which often correlates to a rise in employment discrimination claims) […]

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Does Your Employee Handbook Work For You or Against You?

Written by Robert G. Brody and Rebecca Goldberg on May 30, 2013

Employee handbooks are a great tool for management.  A good handbook can help ensure consistent application of rules, save time by making policy decisions that don’t need to be reinvented every time the issue arises, guard against employees’ claims of ignorance of the rules (and help you win an unemployment claim), satisfy legal posting requirements, […]

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Building Your Team Outdoors and Out of Court

Written by Robert G. Brody and Rebecca Goldberg on April 16, 2013

As the weather turns warmer, many employers consider company picnics, softball teams, pool parties, and the like to boost morale and improve employee relations.  These are great ways for employers to build their teams, but it is also important to consider the potential liability from these actions.  Will someone drink too much at the company picnic […]

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How to Change Employment Policies Without “Pulling a Yahoo”

Written by Robert G. Brody and Rebecca Goldberg on March 18, 2013

Last month, Yahoo abruptly announced it was banning telecommuting, generating controversy among its employees and the general public.  More than 16,000 articles have been written about the ban, with some endorsing Yahoo’s recognition that onsite collaboration is important for innovation and others decrying Yahoo’s failure to accommodate working parents and reneging on its approval of […]

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