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Employees Texting While Driving Can Jeopardize a Business

January 28, 2010
According to risk prevention specialists at Zurich Services Corp., employers could be held ‘vicariously liable’ if they permit employees to use particular technologies while driving. This could include operating a company-owned cell phone or mobile device while driving.
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Top Five Legal Issues for Employers in 2010

January 6, 2010
Fueled by negative economic conditions, substantial layoffs and salary reductions, employees are aggressively seeking relief through challenges to their employers’ policies and practices. While the financial prospects for 2010 show some signs of improvement, there is no question that employers will see a continued increase in the breadth and amount of litigation.
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Are Your Employees Dangerously 'Intexticated'

October 16, 2009
Commentary: Cell phones, BlackBerrys and iPods are affecting job safety. Some businesses have already recognized the dangers associated with such devices, and have put policies in place to limit their use at work. Others, however, haven’t perceived the risk, and could be setting themselves up for lawsuits and workers’ compensation claims.
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On-Call Disputes Create Litigation Dangers

September 13, 2009
'On-call' arrangements are common in many industries, but some employees are claiming that their on-call assignments are so restrictive that they should be considered ‘on duty’ and therefore be entitled to their hourly wage (including overtime pay). In the face of this new scrutiny, you can safeguard your facility by reviewing your policies, with special attention to several practices than can bring problems.
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