Monthly Archives: February 2011

Doc of the Day: When Are Background Checks Discriminatory?

From law firm Warner Norcross Judd, legal analysis of the question – When are background check discriminatory: “With the economy in disarray, employers increasingly are using criminal background checks and credit reports to narrow their application pools. Approximately three out of four U.S. businesses perform background checks, both criminal checks and credit reports, as part… Read more »

IP Law & Business: Legal Reading List – Feb 2011

For your reference, here’s a reading list of legal updates covering IP Law and Business matters, recently published on JD Supra: – Trademark Owners Beware…Of Unofficial Trademark Registers and Domain Name Solicitations from China and Hong Kong by Mintz Levin: “Entry of your trademark information into the ‘registers’ of these ‘wannabe’ trademark registration companies has… Read more »

Employee Handbooks: 7 Tips to Getting Yours Done

“Every employee receives the same information about the rules of the workplace; employees know what is expected from them and what they can expect from the business. Having an employee handbook also may get offer legal protection if an employee later files an employment claim against the business…” Culled from lawyers and law firms writing… Read more »

Doc of the Day: Keeping Violence Out of the Workplace…

From law firm Ford & Harrison, a timely alert on the topic of workplace violence – with tips for employers on what they can do to minimize the risk of such a thing happening: – According to the Bureau for Labor Statistics, nearly five percent of 7.1 million private businesses experienced an incident of workplace… Read more »