by Brad Williams A new state law going into effect January 1 requires most private-sector employers in Colorado to allow employees to inspect and copy their personnel files at least annually upon request. The new law also grants former employees the right to inspect their personnel files once after the termination of their employment. The […]
Firing an employee is never an easy task, no matter how well documented the problem is, and no matter how well thought out the decision has been. It’s a decision that comes with high emotions on all sides. Firing an employee can cause stress for everyone involved, not just for the individual being fired. Many […]
By Amy McLaughlin, JD, Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew As an employment lawyer, the first question I ask clients who are dealing with a challenging personnel matter is what type of documentation exists. Why? Because in the world of employment litigation, documentation is king!
This article series highlights the requirements for determining Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) eligibility. The last installment focused on the new definition of spouse under the FMLA. Now we’ll look at documenting family relationships and its impact on the FMLA.
A safety management system is a formal way to systematically ensure health and safety throughout the organization. It should be fully comprehensive and should integrate all related teams and systems together to have the greatest effectiveness throughout the organization. The safety management system should:
There are myriad ways supervisors can make simple mistakes that can lead to legal repercussions. How many are you guilty of?
By Jenie Van Hampton, JD A recent case decided by the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals—which covers Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin—provides helpful guidance for addressing “regarded as” disabled claims brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
It should come as no surprise that sending employees on business trips comes with quite a bit of HR baggage. From keeping track of travel expenses, to making sure your employees stay out of harm’s way, there can be quite a lot to handle.
The current revision of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Form I-9 expired March 31. However, USCIS has instructed employers to continue using this version of the form until a new revision is approved. Meanwhile, revisions to Form I-9 have been proposed, but the new form cannot be finalized and adopted until the public has […]
By Susan Schoenfeld, JD A report recently published by ComPsych, an employee assistance provider, shows more than 10 percent of U.S. employees are on Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave at any given time.