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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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The Lingo of Trade Secrets

June 1, 1994
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A primer to help the uninitiated unravel the jargon of proprietary property.
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Employees Who Steal from Customers

April 1, 1993
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For years, companies have caught bank employees, stockbrokers, attorneys, private investigators and retail clerks stealing from customers. The negative publicity can be bad enough, but such acts bring into serious question the competence of the HR department or the person responsible for hiring the individuals.
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Theft Control Starts with HR Strategies

April 1, 1993
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Employee theft costs U.S. companies $40 billion annually. HR executives are winning the war against crime using benefits plans, recognition programs, pre-employment testing and clear rules for discipline.
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Employees Steal from Super-markets as a Way To Get Even

April 1, 1993
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When it comes to employee theft, supermarkets are among the hardest-hit of all businesses. Clearly some feel disenfranchised and exploited. Says one employee, "During the last couple of years, the company has kept raising the standards and cutting back on the hours allotted to keeping those standards up. If you don't work off the clock, the job won't get done. Some people steal as a way to get even."
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