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Posts Tagged ‘litigation’

Get Sued- The 5 Most Common Mistakes Employers Make

September 18, 2010 by Kathryn Carlson | 0 comments

Do you want to be sued?  What a silly question, what employer wants to be sued or audited- yet too often employers become involved in employment litigation simply because they failed to follow the most basic HR practices. In conversations with both plaintiff and defendant emp...

Posted in: HR: Industry Updates Tags: disciplining employees, employment discrimination, employment litigation, HR best practice, HR compliance, litigation Read More

The Platinum Rule for Workforce Management and Human Resources

April 09, 2010 by Kathryn Carlson | 0 comments

As I look the list of recent EEOC settlements for both small businesses and large international companies, law firms (they really should have known better) to manufacturing companies, I am struck by one simple fact. ALL of these lawsuits and settlements could have been av...

Posted in: HR: Industry Updates Tags: EEOC, employee morale, employment discrimination, HR best practice, litigation Read More

Should Every Employee Use A Timecard?

March 29, 2010 by Kathryn Carlson | 2 comments

If you don't have all of your employees using timecards you might want to reconsider. Many employers only use timecards for non-exempt employees- but it is a good idea to have all employees keep accurate records of their time. Having everyone keep track of hours worked p...

Posted in: HR: Industry Updates Tags: Department of Labor, HR best practice, HR compliance, litigation, payroll, Wage and Hour Read More

Does Background Screening Really Reduce Risk?

March 02, 2010 by Kathryn Carlson | 0 comments

If you haven't already reviewed your screening and hiring policies on applicants with criminal records put it on your "to do list" for 2010. Highly published and expensive lawsuits related to negligent hiring make it seem that background screening is necessary step in your h...

Posted in: DOL, HR: Industry Updates Tags: Department of Labor, EEOC, employment discrimination, Enforcement, HR best practice, HR compliance, litigation Read More

Tip of the Month: Simple Four Step Plan to Reduce Employment Litigation Risks

February 01, 2010 by Kathryn Carlson | 0 comments

Employment litigation and high dollar settlements are on the rise in dealerships. With the past 60 days alone a dealerships Colorado paid over$ 1.5M , an Ohio dealership paid  over $80,000 and a dealership in Georgia will pay $140,000 to settle claims of race, age and gend...

Posted in: Checklists, HR: Industry Updates, Tip of the Month Tags: compliance tip of the month, Department of Labor, HR best practice, litigation Read More

Yet another employment discrimination settlement for an Auto Dealership- Are You Next?

January 29, 2010 by Kathryn Carlson | 0 comments

Within the past 60 days three dealerships have reached big dollar settlements with the EEOC for races, age or gender discrimination. Most recently a dealership in Georgia paid out $140,000. With 250 new investigators and a perceived easy target in dealerships I won't be sur...

Posted in: Citations, DOL, HR: Industry Updates Tags: Department of Labor, employee morale, HR best practice, HR compliance, litigation, most cited violations Read More

A $1.5 million dollar employment litigation recipe

January 08, 2010 by Kathryn Carlson | 0 comments

Take 90 new Department of Labor Investigators, add aggressive enforcement of the law, stir in limited corporate oversight, and combine with intricate laws that can be difficult to understand. Make sure there are no processes and systems that would force compliance of the law ...

Posted in: DOL, HR: Industry Updates Tags: Department of Labor, employment discrimination, HR best practice, HR compliance, HR software, litigation Read More

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