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Why Jury Is A Four Letter Word

March 1, 1998
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It's costly when juries decide the outcomes of employee disputes. Here, a legal expert shares litigation-prevention tactics to help you settle employee disputes before juries ever see them.
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Part-Timers Make Headline News Here's the Real HR Story

November 1, 1997
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In August, United Parcel Service (UPS) faced a strike over part-time work and benefits that captured national attention. While UPS (which was doing a lot of things right) wraps up a final agreement with the Teamsters, all HR professionals should take a close look at their contingent worker strategies.
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Mandating Mandatory Arbitration

July 1, 1997
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Thanks to a recent Court of Appeals ruling, someday HR may not have to worry as much about how to handle lawsuits. The Court has ruled that employers may require new hires to waive all rights to a trial by jury.
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HR Goes to Court

July 1, 1997
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From helping with investigations to preparing for depositions, from planning what to say and knowing what to wear, HR is key to winning a legal case.
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Mandatory Binding Arbitration—Ensure Your Plan Is Usable

June 1, 1997
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The enforceability of mandatory binding arbitration, generally the final step in a company's ADR process, is itself under fierce litigation in both state and federal courts. How to make your provisions more legally defensible.
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Blow the Whistle On Employment Disputes

May 1, 1997
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For years, companies have shied away from employment contracts fearing the courts would interpret them as a promise of employment. But runaway litigation costs are causing many employers to use a new form of contract-the mandatory arbitration agreement -- resulting in faster conflict resolution, lower legal costs and happier employees.
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Weigh the Pros Against the Cons

May 1, 1997
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An overview of the benefits and potential pitfalls of mandatory employment arbitration.
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Adversaries Find Common Ground

March 1, 1997
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HR managers often dread contract negotiations. At Phoenix-based Salt River Project, managers and employees were proactive. An SRP representative tells how the company learned to settle its major issues ahead of time through relationship-building and inter
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