Topic: HR Law

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 »

Employee Rights: Supreme Court Says Yes to Retaliation Claims Under Title VII

…it is more important than ever for employers to ensure that their legitimate reasons for adverse employment actions are sufficiently and properly documented. (Ford & Harrison LLP) Here’s legal analysis of the January 24, 2011, Supreme Court decision in Thompson v. North American Stainless, LP – an interesting case that started when Eric Thompson (an… Read more »

Okay For Employees to Steal Trade Secrets? Apparently Yes, Sometimes It Is

Here’s an interesting employment update from law firm Fisher & Phillips to do with a case (Joyce Quinlan v. Curtiss-Wright Corporation) in which the New Jersey Supreme Court “addressed the question of whether an employee may take confidential documents from his or her employer for the purpose of helping in the prosecution of a discrimination… Read more »

Employment Background Checks: Two HR Law Updates

FYI: here are two recent legal updates looking at the tricky issues surrounding employee background checks – what you can look for, what’s out of bounds. The first piece of commentary, by law firm Fisher & Phillips, looks at the U.S. Supreme Court’s January 19, 2011, decision in NASA v. Nelson, with privacy implications that… Read more »