09/29/2009 - Two recent cases reaffirm an employer’s right to terminate a potentially violent employee. In one case a psychologically disturbed doctor was fired after he threatened to kill his supervisor and coworkers. Another lawsuit involved a teacher who was fired after she declared that she could kill 22 people in front of a host of witnesses, including her 22 students.
08/20/2009 - The idea that workers should be encouraged to tough it out and come to work even if they don't feel well is so 20th century. In the new millennium, with its pandemic flu threat hanging in the air, the government hopes that workers who think they may be coming down with something will stay home so as not to infect their coworkers. And the government wants companies to encourage that attitude with flexible sick leave policies, among other efforts.
The Workplace: Contingency Planning \ Disaster Management
07/31/2009 - An employee who was denied a promotion because of her family obligations can pursue a sex discrimination claim against her employer. In the case, a mother of four who had worked for the company for nine years and had positive performance reviews was told that she would not be given a promotion because she was likely “overwhelmed” at home.
07/29/2009 - A look at the results of the 2009 ASIS International U.S. Security Salary Survey, which collects data for the current and preceding years from participants and analyzes compensation trends.