In part 1 of this article we began to explore some of the laws and approaches surrounding employees with potential substance abuse problems. Today we will look at some examples of employees with substance abuse problems as well as some training and guidance tips.
Category: HR Policies & Procedures
Keep your company in compliance with federal and state laws while you set the appropriate tone for your organization. Get tips on developing solid HR policies that will hold up to scrutiny, along with quick-reading summaries of significant white papers that provide perspective to help you evaluate policy choices in terms of your organization.
With the rise of opioid and other drug addiction in the US today, employers have to wonder – is it possible one of my employees is dealing with addiction? In the first article of a three-part series, Littler shareholders Dale L. Deitchler and Jeffery E. Dilger, discuss how an employer should approach an employee who […]
Most employers perform some form of background screening on prospective employees. Often, this is conducted as a condition of the job offer. The candidate proceeds through the hiring process and is made a conditional offer, and the offer proceeds if nothing negative is discovered through the screening process.
Can an employer fire employees solely over what they’ve posted on social media? Does the answer change, depending on whether the post was made from a work or personal device? Does it matter whether the person’s social media account is connected to the employer in some way?
OfficeTeam recently released a survey exploring the true nature of the lunch hour in America. The findings show a landscape where lunch breaks are shorter, fewer workers take them, and when they do, over half use it to surf the net or social media.
Should an employer always give a fired employee the reason for his or her termination?
Nondisclosure agreements (NDAs)–once routine and little thought about–have come under a bright spotlight in recent months. First, it was the #MeToo movement and protests by sexual harassment victims that NDAs perpetuate harassment by keeping bad, even criminal, behavior secret. Then more questions came to light with the release of Omarosa Manigault Newman’s tell-all book about […]
Earlier this year, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect. If you are a U.S.-based company, you may be tempted to say, “So what?” But the GDPR’s reach is personal as opposed to geographic. In other words, the GDPR provides protections to individuals, specifically E.U. citizens, no matter where they are […]
In the 21st century digital economy, companies in all industries are becoming “tech companies.” The success of your company depends on your ability to innovate and stay current on the latest technologies. In the past 20 years, we have seen innovation by tech companies become the model for all organizations—open office floor plans, flexible hours, […]
What can be seen, heard and experienced by employees and customers, is unique to every business, and is more successful in some than others?