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The Hourly Employee and the Company Issued Device: Tips to Avoid the "Continuous Work Day" under the NLRA

Posted by in Human Resources, Technology / Comments

Smart phones, laptops, PDAs and cell phones. In today’s business world almost everyone has one or more of these devices.  More and more employers issue these devices to their employees to assist in productivity, allow more flex-time or alternative work arrangements and find they are a necessary component of doing business.  But aside from the obvious abusive employee usage, did you ever think they could end up costing the company ...

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HOW TO PUT THE “FUN” BACK INTO YOUR COMPANY SPONSORED FUNCTION WITHOUT PUTTING YOUR COMPANY AT RISK

Posted by in Employer-Employee Relationship, Human Resources / Comments

By: Lindsey R. KingAhhhh….. the dog-days of summer! The warm weather and good times go hand-in-hand with company hosted or sponsored picnics, golf outings, boating excursions or baseball games. Whatever the event and whatever the reason, make sure that your company evaluates, before the event how it is going to maximize the intentionof the outing (FUN!) while minimizing any increased liability to the company.Contemplate the following questions before your ...

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Tiger's Mistress: Confidentiality Agreements in Wisconsin

Posted by Attorney Roger L. Pettit in Business Contracts, Employer-Employee Relationship, Human Resources / Comments

By:Roger L. PettitA recent article on FoxSports.Com, carried the news that one of Tiger Wood’s mistresses has returned most of the hush money she received from the now infamous golfer.  What does this have to do with employment law?  Actually nothing, except that the scenario illustrates the dilemma faced by employers and employees when confronting an allegation that an employee has violated a confidentiality agreement.  Such agreements are almost ...

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