A new Arizona law taking effect August 3 provides a broad exemption from negligent hiring claims for employers that hire workers who have criminal convictions. Arizona is the seventh state in the United States to enforce this type of law; could this be a sign of things to come for other employers around the country?
What does it take to be a Military Friendly® employer? The Military Friendly Employers list, compiled annually by Victory Media, a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) that connects the military community to civilian employment, educational, and entrepreneurial opportunities, has strict criteria for inclusion.
Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) promised to crack down on what it calls discrimination against U.S. workers who are being passed over in favor of temporary foreign workers. They recently made good on that promise in New Mexico.
Before companies can achieve and sustain maximum shareholder value or market share, their corporate cultures must first be established. Even though this is a critical step, there are many competing definitions of the amorphous phrase “corporate culture,” thus bringing about various interpretations of the topic.
Medical marijuana legalization is becoming more prevalent, as states continue to legalize marijuana for medical and recreational purposes. This new trend has created legal ramifications for employers, who have struggled to create and maintain drug testing policies to keep pace with differing state laws. Employers can still enforce drug-free workplace policies and implement drug-testing policies, […]
Terminated employees who sue often file claims for unlawful discrimination and breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing. Recently, the Alaska Supreme Court analyzed how a claim for breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing relates to a disability discrimination claim. The court also considered when evidence is sufficient […]
A recent case has shown the importance of making sure that supervisors and managers are properly trained on documenting performance problems and personnel decisions.
Maryland’s federal court was recently faced with an unusual scenario when a company being sued for wage and hour violations attempted to bring one of its managers into the litigation, arguing he was also an “employer” under the law and was therefore responsible for a portion of any judgment against the company and its owners. Let’s take a closer look at this interesting case.
Visualization can be a great help in boosting classroom training, both in the preparation and the delivery. Today an expert trainer provides valuable visualization techniques.
Employees who quit their jobs to care for a member of their immediate family generally are qualified to receive unemployment benefits in Minnesota. However, the Minnesota Court of Appeals recently heard a claim in which a former employee was denied unemployment benefits due to the fact that “fiancée” doesn’t fall within the statutory definition of […]