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Ten Management Tips to Put Your HR Attorney Out of Business!

Not listening to employee complaints or failing to act decisively will lead to disgruntled employees over time. Disgruntled employees are the ones who sue.  Though most employment-related legal issues are avoidable many companies never work on prevention.   245 more words

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Why and When Employees Sue


The employer-employee relationship is complicated.  Technical competence; objective performance measures; work approach; relations with supervisors; and relations with coworkers combine to create the employee relations atmosphere.   612 more words

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Surviving a Toxic Workplace Without Losing Your Mind

Today’s workplace culture

Modern American employees are under extreme stress today due to a combination of several related factors:

  • Cost cutting measures;
  • Operating for months or years with over-lean staff;
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Exotic Dancers classified as employees not independant dancers under FLSA

Each of the named Plaintiffs in this action had performed at Club Onyx (“Onyx” or the “Club”) as a dancer/entertainer. Onyx is a club in Atlanta, Georgia that features “nude, female exotic dancers.” In determining whether an employer-employee relationship existed between the Club and Plaintiffs, the Partial Summary Judgment Order of the Court stated,  “[n]o one factor is determinative;” “each factors should be given weight according to how much light it sheds on the nature of the economic dependence of the putative employee on the employer.” Perdomo, 298 Fed.. 284 more words


Swimming Naked: Disgruntled Employee Nightmares

Warren Buffet once said: “It’s only when the tide goes out, you find out who’s been swimming naked.” Once your business gets public attention, every wrong thing you’ve done will be scrutinized. 1,092 more words

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More and more, employees unjustly denied wages and overtime pay are filing wage and hour theft lawsuits, and in many cases, they’ve had great success. According to The Department of Labor, in fiscal year 2008, more than 197,000 employees received a total of $140.2 million in minimum wage and overtime back wages. 237 more words



Think comments made even indirectly to an employee can’t harm you?  Think again.  And it applies to your employees as well.

A couple of recent court rulings show that comments made about or to an employee under a protected class can be used in discrimination suits even if they weren’t made directly to the employee. 224 more words