Posts Tagged ‘employment law’

Black Swan interns are employees, not trainees

Summer brings an annual invasion, in thousands of businesses and in nearly every line of work, of a horde of talented, eager new interns.  They’re eager to pad resumes and make contacts.  Their new bosses are glad to impart life’s real world lessons and to know that there will always be someone around to pick […]

 

Layoffs Are on the Rise Again – Are Your Documents Updated?

This past week Richmond-headquartered Fortune 500 company Genworth Financial announced that it would lay off about 400 positions in a cost-cutting move. Shortly after that announcement, in discussions with other employment counsel around the country, it became clear that Genworth is not alone in making such a mid-year adjustment.  Many colleagues noted they have just […]

 

Computer Abuse and Use: How Protected Are You?

If your company policies don’t adequately define employee parameters of computer access as well as usage, then your company may find itself losing to disgruntled employees who take or misuse company data.

 

Beware EEOC’s Broad Power: Protect Your Trade Secrets

With EEOC complaints on the rise, employers should take note of a recent opinion reminding them that the EEOC may access “virtually any material that might cast light on the allegations against the employer.”

 

$60 Million and Counting – Lessons from Penn State

On July 23, the NCAA imposed severe monetary and participation sanctions on the Penn State football program with the purpose of bringing about a cultural change at the school.

 

Employers Who Have Nothing Nice to Say Should Say Nothing at All

With high unemployment rates comes increased demand on human resource departments to provide employee references. Even though many employers increasingly shield themselves from providing insight into the former employment relationship by using resources such as http://www.theworknumber.com/, many future employers trying to get a sense of their possible future employee still try the old fashioned telephone […]