Articles by Richard D. Alaniz
October 20, 2008
It’s the type of phone call no manager wants to get - there has been an accident at a work site that involves someone else. In such cases, a lawsuit can follow, and you may be called to give a deposition and possibly testify in court. If you should ever be deposed, here are 10 tips to remember.
September 22, 2008
Employee monitoring can offer advantages to both employees and employers, including more efficiency, better work product, and mitigating risk for all parties involved. At the same time, managers should be aware of legal restrictions and also need to be sensitive to employees’ concerns.
August 18, 2008
The 9/11 attacks came as the United States has become a more religiously diverse country. Since then, the number of religious discrimination cases that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) receives has been on the rise.
July 21, 2008
Last November, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule that means it may cost more now to keep employees safe on the job. Under the new rule, companies will now have to pay for most personal protective equipment for their workers.
June 23, 2008
During this presidential election year, politicians are debating how long American troops may be fighting wars overseas. Companies with employees on active military leave, though, need to be sure that they are complying with all the relevant legislation right now.
May 19, 2008
A court case involving United Parcel Service (UPS) highlights the difficult situation companies
face when trying to balance their need for employee and public safety with
their legal obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Read More
April 21, 2008
On-the-job injuries can be stressful for
everyone who was involved or witnessed an accident. But no matter how upsetting
or time-consuming the situation, employers must remember to fill out the
paperwork afterwards for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration
(OSHA). Read More
March 24, 2008
Under a new law, employers who are already covered by the Family and Medical Leave Act (50 or more employees) may need to expand their list of employees who qualify for unpaid time off, and the amount of unpaid time that employees can take off has more than doubled in some cases.
February 18, 2008
For people who have even heard of it, “fiduciary duty” is usually a term reserved for bankers, chief financial officers, and members of boards of directors. However, all employees owe a duty of loyalty to the organizations they work for, even if they do not handle money or make major decisions.
January 21, 2008
Amid a faltering economy, and with primaries for the 2008 elections now in process, the political landscape grows more uncertain for businesses and employers. In the coming months, four issues currently under consideration in Congress loom particularly large because of their potential impact on companies.