HR / Employee Relations

When have you crossed the line into immigration status discrimination?

July 29, 2020
Many employers don’t grasp the subtle difference between national origin discrimination and immigration status discrimination. Take our quiz to determine if your company is engaging in legally dangerous practices.
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Avoid 3 critical errors when reopening the office

June 30, 2020
In a still-confusing time, you want to get people back to work, and keep them there. But Dan Kaplan,a partner at Foley & Lardner’s Madison, Wisconsin office and a leader on the firm’s Coronavirus Task Force, has some reminders for us of the organizational and legal issues we cannot look past.
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OK to fire by email?

June 19, 2020
Q. One of my employees works from home. Can I terminate him via email or do I need to call him in?
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EEOC guidance covers how covid affects ADA, other laws

June 18, 2020
The EEOC has posted an updated and expanded technical assistance publication addressing questions arising under the federal equal employment opportunity laws related to the coronavirus pandemic.
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What have we learned from COVID-19?

June 12, 2020
Leaders share tales of how their workplaces rose to meet the challenges of COVID-19.
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6 interview tips that stop the nonsense

June 4, 2020
Mel Kleiman of the hiring solutions firm Humetrics has pretty much seen it all—every type of prospective hire, and every mistake that can be made by those who have jobs that need filling. In a recent webinar, his advice to managers struggling to take away the best insights from job interviews included these eye-opening nuggets.
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What we’re suddenly learning about the staff’s mental health

June 4, 2020
Experts widely agree that mental health issues will continue to plague workplaces beyond the passing of the coronavirus, which remains a constant cloud over many a worker’s mind. In her recent webinar on the topic, attorney Anniken Davenport urged employers to consider these issues.
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Remote workers hitting social media: Be alert

June 1, 2020
With the current pandemic forcing so many employees to work at home, and to otherwise spend much more time there than normal, it’s understandable they’re turning to social media as an outlet for their emotions and frustrations. It’s an especially delicate time for employers to attempt to govern what their staff should or should not say online.
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Working from home is the new normal: Projected trends for the future

May 7, 2020

By now, organizations and teams have adjusted to working remotely amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Some came to this point more grudgingly than others. Astute organizations will come out stronger and with a different view on how to approach the work experience. Here are some other trends likely to emerge.

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Emergency law grants paid sick, FMLA leave

March 19, 2020
Many employees affected by the coronavirus pandemic will be eligible for paid sick leave and some will be able to take paid FMLA leave under legislation signed into law March 18.
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