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Wrongful Termination of Employment Is Illegal
Avoid wrongful termination claims to uphold your reputation as an employer of choice, maintain trust and cohesion with your remaining employees following a termination, and avoid nuisance and other unwarranted lawsuits. You maintain safety from losing wrongful termination lawsuits by treating employees legally and fairly when you end their...

Employment Terminations – How To Avoid Legal Problems
Need recommendations about how to legally and ethically fire an employee from their job? Ask these questions to make sure that the termination is fair and legally supportable. Then, follow these eight tips to honor the employee's dignity and minimize the possibility of a lawsuit.

What's In a Personnel File?
Would you like to know what employee related paperwork to keep in an employee personnel file? Here's my recommended file contents.

What Employers Should Not Keep in Personnel Records
Do you know which documents do not belong in your personnel files? Here's a list of the types of documents to avoid placing in employee files. You'll be happy you followed these guidelines.

How to Use a Release of Claims
The release of claims is an agreement between an employer and an employee whose employment has been terminated. The release of claims document generally lays out the prior terms of employment and an agreement to negate them. Any other agreements released are also included in the document. The release of claims is offered in return for the...

Holiday Pay Practices: Do You Know What Your Legal Requirements Are?
You need to regularly review your company's holiday pay practices to ensure they're legal. In this way, you retain your employees' trust. Here are answers to common legal questions regarding holiday pay.

Hostile Environment Claims – Not Limited to Sexual Harassment
Employers need to understand that harassment in the workplace is not limited to sexual harassment claims. Employees in any protected classification can be harassed. A workplace policy and steps to prevent all harassment are necessary.

We Serve Those Who Serve
This roundup of resources guides the human resources professional in their workplace requirements, obligations, and responsibilities to employees in the armed forces. Read about workplace requirements, obligations, and responsibilities to employees in military service.

Index to Articles About Business Management - Policies for Workplace Management
Looking for information about human resources, work force management and development or business management for your organization? You've found the right resource. Articles from 2000-2005.

COBRA
The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) set forth regulations that give employees and their families, who lose their health benefits because of unemployment, the right to choose to continue group health benefits provided by their group health plan. These health care benefits may be extended for limited periods of time...

COBRA
The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) set forth regulations that give employees and their families, who lose their health benefits because of unemployment, the right to choose to continue group health benefits provided by their group health plan. These health care benefits may be extended for limited periods of time under certain circumstances according to the COBRA regulations.

Confidentiality Agreement
What's a confidentiality agreement and does it affect your relationship with your employer? Find out more about confidentiality agreemments.

Code of Conduct
A Code of Conduct is a written collection of the rules, principles, values, and employee expectations, behavior, and relationships that an organization considers significant and believes are fundamental to their successful operation. A code of conduct enumerates those standards and values that make an organization remarkable and that enable it...

Conflict of Interest
A conflict of interest arises in the workplace when an employee has competing interests or loyalties that either are, or potentially can be, at odds with each other. A conflict of interest causes an employee to experience a struggle between diverging interests, points of view, or allegiances. See examples of potential workplace conflicts of...

Employment Discrimination
The Cornell Legal Information Institute is a terrific resource. Check out this piece about employment discrimination. Then, view the rest of the library as a "must-have" resource!

Employment Law Information Network
This excellent resource brings you sample policies, explanations for particular approaches to policies, a lawyer directory, and employment law articles and resources.

FMLA Resources
Check out this site for knowledgeable information on the Family Medical & Leave Act (FMLA) The site simplifies information and cuts through the confusion.

Guide to State Governments
For U.S. employers, this is one of the best link pages I have found. Click your state and visit a page which provides links to many government resources in your state. Includes guides to employment law for cities, counties, and more.

LawMemo.com
Ross Runkel, Professor of Law Emeritus, offers highly readable summaries of employment law findings and articles at his Web site. A paid subscription publication is also available that delivers news three times per week.

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