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Improperly Investigating Employee Misconduct Could Land You in Court

Investigating employee misconduct is, unfortunately, a common occurrence companies and their HR professionals experience. But if the investigation is not properly handled, it could expose the employer to liability, including being sued for defamation. Consider for example a recent lawsuit in which an employee sued her employer and its supervisors because of the manner in … Continue Reading

Are Unemployment Benefit Determinations Hazy When it Comes to Employee Medical Marijuana Use?

Today is April 20, 2015. However, for certain individuals who partake in smoking a plant in the cannabis genus, it is also “420.” The use of “420” has historically been a shorthand reference to recreational marijuana smoking. However, as more states enact laws legalizing marijuana use for medical conditions, employers may need to reassess their workplace … Continue Reading

Lawsuits and Superheros – A Little More Fantasy Could Improve the Legal System

I’m not afraid to admit that I’m a comic book geek. And while Spider Man was not my favorite superhero, a favorite quote of mine is associated with him: “With great power comes great responsibility.”  While making the leap from superhero to lawyer probably requires some superhuman power, no extraordinary effort is needed in making … Continue Reading
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