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Be Careful in What You Say

January 1, 1998
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Defamation suits can crop up at any stage of the employment cycle: Performance reviews, investigations, demotions, terminations and references. How you can do your job in the most legally defensible manner.
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How Much Medical Disclosure Is Too Much

October 1, 1997
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Employee medical information is an emerging area of law. The lack of age-tested ground rules often leads to horrifying mistakes on the part of HR and managers. However, despite the gray areas, there are some guidelines.
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How HR Has Weathered the Changing Legal Climate

January 1, 1997
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A look at the past 75 years of workplace legalities—where we’ve been and where we’re going.
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Three Legal Trends Will Affect You

October 1, 1996
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Keeping abreast of the latest legal issues can help you better defend your company.
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Legal Assistance Offers Prepaid Peace of Mind

October 1, 1996
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Looking for a low-cost, low-maintenance benefit that employees will rave over? You may find it in prepaid legal plans. For a small premium, employees can tap the legal system without fear-meaning they'll be working while on work time instead of worrying over court questions.
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Remedies for HR's Legal Headache

December 1, 1994
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One of the least talked about stresses of the human resources profession has to do with the complexities of employment law. HR executives share their ideas on how to cope with the profession's legal challenges, from multi-million dollar lawsuits to perplexing federal legislation.
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HR Takes Steps To Protect Trade Secrets

June 1, 1994
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A company's competitive advantage can be carried out the door in a briefcase. HR strategies ranging from employee education to recognition reduce the risk.
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