Labor and Employment Practice
- How Well Do You Really Know Your Employees? Background checks, a consistent and professional interview process, and detailed record keeping can help companies avoid time-consuming and costly employmentrelated litigation.
- Welcome to Employment Law in the Age of Social Media You are in charge of human resources at your company. This week, you find out that: an applicant for a delivery driver position has pictures on his Facebook page of himself passed out drunk in a gutter on Bourbon Street; your marketing director posts on Twitter that her boss has been acting like he wants to be "more than just friends;" and one of your salesmen has been "sexting" on his company-issued cell phone.
- Workplace 2010: Updates from SGR’S Annual Employment Law Seminars SGR's annual Workplace Seminars in Atlanta and Jacksonville again proved to be highly popular with new and existing clients. For those who couldn't attend, we have summarized some key updates.
- Today’s Employee, Tomorrow’s Defendant? Your company may be employing thieves. Crooks. Turncoats. Benedict Arnolds.
Well, maybe that's an exaggeration, but virtually every employer doing business in America today faces the threat of its employees walking out the door and taking the company's confidential information, business leads, clients and other core business assets with them.
- Union Organizing Tactics: Telltale Signs Union membership has been in decline for years. Fifty years ago, approximately 35 percent of the American work force belonged to a union. Today, unions represent less than eight percent of American workers in the private sector and 12.5 percent of all workers.
- But It’s Not In My Contract You are the person in management at your company who is responsible for hiring the head of a new company division. You finally located the individual that you believe to be "the right one" for the job. However, you want to make certain that your new employee understands what the company expects from her and what the company will provide in return.