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Employment Law

How to fire someone fairly … and 8 tips for conducting investigations if you don’tEmployers can protect against employment lawsuits with good investigation records showing that all discipline is based on solid business-related reasons.  But a workplace investigation is no country for amateurs. Attorney Ann Kotlarski lays out what a reasonable one looks like and […]

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Lawsuit Claims Google Failed to Prevent Sexual Harassment

Google’s allegedly hyper masculine internal culture enabled serial sexual harassment of a female engineer, according to a new lawsuit. Loretta Lee, a developer at the search engine between 2008 and 2016 asserts that she was the subject of constant groping, touching and inappropriate conduct. Worse is that Google, intentionally or negligently, allegedly failed to tackle her complaints, which left […]

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Background Checks

What Employers Need to Know When making personnel decisions – including hiring, retention, promotion, and reassignment – employers sometimes want to consider the backgrounds of applicants and employees. For example, some employers might try to find out about the person’s work history, education, criminal record, financial history, medical history, or use of social media. Except […]

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