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The FMLA, the ADA and No-Fault Attendance Policies

July 2, 2013
Employers have a lot to gain from no-fault attendance policies. In deciding whether to adopt or continue a no-fault attendance policy, however, employers must carefully balance those benefits against the risk of FMLA or ADA violations.
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How Much Does it Cost to Defend an Employment Lawsuit?

May 14, 2013
Defending a case through discovery and a ruling on a motion for summary judgment can cost an employer between $75,000 and $125,000. If an employer loses summary judgment (which, much more often than not, is the case), the employer can expect to spend a total of $175,000 to $250,000 to take a case to a jury verdict at trial.
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Paying Employees for Accrued Vacation Upon Termination—Yay or Nay?

March 18, 2013
According to the court, the employee handbook clearly stated that accrued vacation is forfeited to an employee upon termination. To me, however, such as policy is draconian and overbearing. Instead, consider limiting vacation and other paid time off forfeitures to “for cause” terminations.
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The Importance of Getting Your Story Straight

December 19, 2012
It is vitally important that companies have all their ducks in a row before terminating an employee. Conduct a full investigation before pulling the termination trigger. Have a bona fide reason and stick to it.
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