Our management wants me to implement some diversity training. I’ve talked to a number of vendors and colleagues. Some advocate a “touchy-feely” program that encourages participants to “open up” and honestly share their feelings. Frankly, I’m a little concerned about where this might lead—I’m not a trained facilitator or counselor. What recommendations do you have […]
We have a lot of personal information on our customers and, of course, on all of our employees. What should our company be doing to prevent identity theft?
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We are a small California business with 14 employees. We are not supposed to be subject to FMLA, but our lawyer says we are. This is because we have FMLA eligibility information included in our handbook. But the eligibility clause clearly states that “employees who work at a location where the Company employs fewer than […]
We had a serious discrimination and retaliation claim. The underlying claim got dismissed but the retaliation claim stuck. I think there’s another one in the offing. How can we train our managers and supervisors to avoid retaliation?
I make a lot of employment decisions in the average day, and I’m just not sure of all the laws that cover each type of action. My question is, if I’m acting in good faith, in what circumstances could I be held personally liable for my actions? Thanks for your help.— Rose Ann, HR Specialist […]
We’re having some problems with our sick leave policy. When people get to the end of their sick leave and have to stay out sick, what happens? I guess that if they are nonexempt, they just don’t get paid. But for exempt people, can I give them an unpaid personal day and deduct a day […]
When one employee’s son was born, he took 10 days of vacation. Then he took five days of sick leave, and now he has requested FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act) leave. We didn’t see all this leave coming. Do we have to give him 12 additional weeks of time off, or can we make […]