Human Resources

A corporation’s employees are integral to its success. Managing employees and employee programs can, however, be a minefield of legal issues. Topics like the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), sexual harassment, racial and gender discrimination, wage and overtime laws, WARN Act layoff compliance, OSHA regulations, and various labor organization issues are all within the corporate counsel’s area of responsibility. From what federal and state laws apply to your business, to unions, to benefits, to work visas, understanding labor and employment issues is vital to corporate counsel regardless of the size of your company. The Human Resources section of FindLaw’s Corporate Counsel Center provides information on these employment topics and more.

Human Resources Articles
    • Managing the Borderline Employee.

      Borderline employees must be managed resourcefully to maximize the possibility of rehabilitating them, if that is management's goal, or to minimize the potential for litigation in the wake of termination. This article briefly examines tactics for managing the borderline employee.

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    • North Carolina Supreme Court Finds No Exception to Employment-At-Will Based on New Employee's Relocation

      In Kurtzman v. Applied Analytical Industries, Inc., the North Carolina Supreme Court overturned a jury's award of $350,000 for a high-level sales manager who was terminated seven months after he quit his job in Massachusetts. Learn more about how the North Carolina Supreme Court found no exception to employment-at-will based on the new employee's relocation.

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    • Sexual Harassment and Vicarious Liability after FARAGHER and ELLERTH

      For sometime now, different standards have been applied by the various federal circuit appellate courts in deciding whether or not an employer can be held vicariously liable for the sexual harassment of an employee. Learn more about sexual harassment and vicarious liability after the rulings in Faragher Ellerth.

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    • Government Contracts Issue Update: Uncompensated Overtime

      Much has been written about the various methods available for Government contractors to account for uncompensated overtime. Unfortunately, almost all of the published information concentrates on the accounting mechanics of timekeeping and labor. Learn more about government contract issues and uncompensated overtime in this article.

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    • Five Things to Remember in Florida Non-Compete Injunctions

      There are now different legal standards governing the enforceability of restrictive covenants in Florida, depending upon the period of time in which they were executed. Since the legal standards are quite different, they create "traps for the unwary." Read this article to learn about the five things to remember in a Florida non-compete injunction.

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