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51 Articles found | Employment/Human Resources
When public entities enter into agreements for sharing employees and/or contracting employment services with another government entity, including joint powers entities, several benefits and risks of sharing employees should be identified and decisions made to manage those risks.
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Although private employers may fire employees for certain speech, public employers cannot so easily. Public employers must ensure that their actions do not infringe on their employees’ First Amendment rights, including rights of association and free speech. Public employees have constitutional rights to engage in information sharing, questioning, providing answers and to associate with one candidate. That right, however, is not without limitations.
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The federal Fair Labor Standards Act has implications for overtime pay when arranging for flexed or compressed schedules for nonexempt employees.
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Employers should consider a number of safety and liability risk exposures when considering a telecommuting arrangement with an employee.
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Understanding the basics of service animal laws can help public entities manage their liability risk in the public service and employment arenas.
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The tolerance for sexual harassment and any interplay between work and sex is at an all-time low. Public employers need to take time now to audit their workplaces, policies, procedures and practices in the post-Weinstein world.
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How the FMLA applies to public employers and their employees is surprisingly complex.
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The MCIT Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a risk management tool designed to provide MCIT member employees access to a qualified counselor to assist in resolving personal issues that may affect performance at work. The EAP should be voluntary for employees to use, not required by the employer. The EAP is designed to be a voluntary program, which establishes trust and leads to better results for the user.
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The hiring process can be fraught with legal pitfalls at every stage. It is important for individuals involved in the hiring process to recognize and avoid these legal pitfalls when hiring where possible. Breaking down the hiring process into key areas can help in identifying the pitfalls and ways to avoid them.