With the Coronavirus pandemic human resource professionals, business owners and those in management are being called on to make decisions almost hourly. This pages includes a few helpful links to state and federal agencies.
On December 13, 2019, the National Labor Relations Board (the Board) announced major changes to its union election rules. Expected to take effect on April 16, 2020, the new rules modify what is commonly known as the "quickie election rules" or "ambush election rules."
Employment contracts frequently include restrictions on an employee’s ability to work for a competitor (non-competition clause) or to solicit the employer’s employees or customers (non-solicitation clause) for a period of time after the employee’s employment ceases.
Anthony Stites will speak at a seminar titled “Indiana Mediation: Start-to-Finish,” presented by the National Business Institute. He will be presenting on how to handle difficult scenarios during a mediation, including discussions on handling multiple parties and multiple claims during a mediation and how to approach cases that have involved extensive and complex investigation.
An employer must respect employees’ privacy rights when conducting internal investigations in response to a claim or allegation. However, at the same time, it is necessary and important for the employer to obtain all of the relevant factual information. In most instances, the investigation must be conducted promptly and thoroughly.
An internal investigation has been completed, but now a decision must be reached. If the investigation related to a claim or allegation that will result in discipline, the investigator must, usually, discern credibility of witnesses and relevant comfort levels with the information gathered.
Rachel Steinhofer was a presenter at the October meeting of the American Payroll Association’s Fort Wayne Chapter. She presented on the Family Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Most human resource professionals will need to conduct investigations during their careers as a part of their job duties. Investigations are most often required for allegations which include theft, drug use, discrimination, threats, assaults and harassment.
Tony Stites was a presenter at the Northeast Indiana Human Resources Association’s Annual Conference on Thursday, May 9, 2019 in the Walb Student Union on the campus of PFW. The conference ran from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with registration at 7:30 a.m.
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