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The ABC's of ADA - American Disability Act (w/ SHRM Guidelines)

Staffing up for the start of a new school year has generated a number of inquiries about the Americans with Disabilities Act and related state laws. Following is a brief summary that provides general guidance. Each situation is unique but every situation requires proper handling and, most importantly, documentation.
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Effective Performance Reviews: The power of the Pen

Interested in getting the most out of your employees and reducing the risk of employment law issues? Implementing a true employee per-formance review process can help you achieve both. If you are al-ready going through the effort and energy of completing annual per-formance reviews – make sure you are getting the full return on your investment by creating an effective performance review process.
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7/1/2011| Reference Number : 100.0| Human Resources | Preformance Reviews |

Applicant Disqualification for Criminal Conduct - What is the Law?

Hiring good and reliable employees is a big challenge – good inter-view, good qualifications, clean criminal background check – uh, oh – your best candidate was con-victed of shoplifting 25 years ago, or charged with assault 10 years ago, what if the was just arrested, but not convicted… and what is a non-conviction anyway? Improper use of criminal background infor-mation in hiring decisions can make the employer liable for fines, damages, and attorney’s fees. Following is some information ...
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5/31/2011| Reference Number : 31.0| Human Resources | Background checks |

EEOC Reports Retaliation Claims Surpass Race Discrimination Claims in 2010

Good employers do not practice discrimination and know how to avoid unfounded claims. However, many employers are not aware of a growing trend in retaliation claims filed by employees. For the first time ever, retaliation claims surpassed racial discrimination claims as the most common Equal Employment and Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charge. See, U.S EEOC FY 2010 Performance and Accountability Report.
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2/17/2011| Reference Number : 27.0| Human Resources, Insurance/Risk Management | Retaliation claims |
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