Employer Liability Prevention Archives

Preventing getting sued by your employees

Making the decision to fire an employee is never an easy one. Having the conversation with the employee is in itself difficult, but it is also to some extent accepting defeat in the hiring process. You hired someone who was clearly not appropriate for the role, and in doing so, your business has incurred unnecessary hiring costs and spent money on salary that was not correctly utilized.

Some factors to consider before you draft a noncompete agreement

Business litigation is on the rise in the United States. A U.S. federal court statistic from 2012, showed that during that one year, judges made 760 decisions having to do with noncompete agreements (NCAs). That number marked a 61 percent increase over the rate from 2002.

What an employer needs to know about the Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was put in place for the purpose of protection for Americans that suffer from disabilities. This protection extends to disability in employment, government (both state and local), transportation, telecommunications and public accommodations. The act prohibits discrimination in all areas.

A PTO policy could make administration easier, less contentious

It can be a real hassle to keep track of which employees have used how much of their vacation days, floating holidays, personal days, charitable time and sick leave, especially when their days continue to accrue throughout the year. You might invest in some costly software or have routine audits performed, but there could be an easier way. And for once the easier way might also be the better way.