Find out what HR managers and legal professionals are watching for in 2008 when it comes to work force management.

  • Experts discuss potential employment law pitfalls in 2008

    Class-action lawsuits for meal- and rest-period violations will likely rise in 2008 along with litigation involving retaliation claims, according to a panel of experts recently convened by The Daily Transcript.

  • Accommodating employees' religious beliefs

    Would you fire Neil Noesen? His employer, Medical Staffing Network, assigned him to work at a Wal-Mart pharmacy. Once there, he advised the pharmacy manager that he could not dispense birth control medication because he was Roman Catholic and it was against his religion.

  • Arizona squeeze on immigration angers business

    Arizona businesses are firing Hispanic immigrants, moving operations to Mexico and freezing expansion plans ahead of a new law that cracks down on employers who hire undocumented workers.

  • View sexual harassment training as an opportunity, not a burden

    For the last several years, California employers with 50 or more employees or contractors have been required to provide its supervisors with at least two hours of sexual harassment training at least every two years. In July, the California Fair Employment and Housing Commission issued a new regulation describing more specific requirements for this sexual harassment training process. Here is a brief and basic overview, and some practical advice on ways to reduce employer liability and enhance employee morale.

  • My Space in your space: Publication and privacy in the workplace

    Ellen Simonetti, a flight attendant for Delta Airlines, creates "Diary of a Flight Attendant," a blog where she posts revealing pictures of herself in uniform.

  • Enforcing and evading non-competition agreements in California

    They say the more things change, the more they stay the same. That is certainly true with respect to non-competition agreements under California law. With limited exceptions, non-competition agreements remain void and unenforceable in California.

  • Employment law changes in 2008 and beyond

    California employers can breathe a sigh of relief. After a decade of new laws, some that dramatically changed the landscape of employment law, 2008 brings few changes.

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General Videos

Comic-Con 2010: 'Kingdom of Loathing'

July 22, 2010 -- Erin Stack, "office guru" for Asymmetric Publications, talks about "Kingdom of Loathing" and the conference's potential change of venue.

National News

  • Arizona squeeze on immigration angers business

    Arizona businesses are firing Hispanic immigrants, moving operations to Mexico and freezing expansion plans ahead of a new law that cracks down on employers who hire undocumented workers.

Archived Reports

Spotlight Employment Law - 2009

Find out what HR managers and legal professionals are watching out for in 2010 when it comes to work force management and keeping within the scope of new employment laws.