More From Steven C. Bahls
Is the best mediation for online arguments online?
You have to accommodate employees' "sincerely held" beliefs, religious or not.
Respecting the rights of employees serving in the uniformed services is more than a patriotic duty: It's a legal obligation.
Are state and federal laws taking the telephone out of your sales arsenal?
Think you can learn about good Web design by stealing ideas from other people's sites? Copyright law would have to disagree.
When it comes to what's in your employees' medical records, keep your questions to yourself. The less you know, the better.
Making promises to employees and then giving them the boot? They'll be back--carrying lawsuits that could damage your company.
The courts have given the EPA the power to protect the environment. Now if they could just stop it from running all over you.
Drawing up employment contracts can help retain key employees and protect your trade secrets-but beware of the drawbacks.
The successful movement to stall OSHA's Ergonomics Rule shows how you can help shape the federal regulatory process-and maybe avoid a pain in the neck.
The law is giving more jail time for business decisions that harm employees and customers.
Avoid retail racism in your efforts to nab shoplifters and serve customers.
As if it weren't bad enough to have someone "go postal" at your workplace, you can be held liable for the injury and death.
A co-employer can relieve you of a load of paperwork-but watch out for these legal traps.
Learn what the Fair Labor Standards Act says about wages and overtime-and avoid breaking the law.