Legal

The Quest to Ask the Right I-9 Questions

Failing to ask for enough information exposes employers to penalties under the Immigration Reform and Control Act. Asking impermissible questions about an employee's ethnic heritage or national origin exposes employers to damages under the discrimination laws. With the number of government investigations steadily increasing, what should employers do to strike the proper balance?

When an Employee Is Listed as a Sex Offender

Many Web surfers are keenly aware of the information available from states’ online databases, and when they discover that one of their co-workers is a registered sex offender, they take action. The tricky question for the employer is, what action should it take?

Costco's Appearance Crusade

When a Costco employee who belongs to the Church of Body Modification insisted that her religious beliefs trumped the company dress code, a legal battle ensued. This in-depth report examines what happens when an employee’s religious beliefs conflict with the company dress code.

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