MODEL POLICY

Tool: Model Pandemic Influenza Policy

Although not officially a pandemic, the miserable 2018 flu season is a vivid reminder of the importance of preparing so that your lab responds effectively if and when the next pandemic does hit. The … [Read more...]

MANAGING STAFF

Tools: Model Flu Vaccination Policies—Mandatory & Voluntary

Vaccination is the most effective defense against flu viruses. So it behooves you to ensure that lab workers get flu shots every year at the start of every flu season. But what if workers neglect or … [Read more...]

MANAGING STAFF

Tool: Model Sexual Harassment Policy

The sexual harassment policy has been a fixture of the HR manual for decades. And that's the problem. While lack of toleration for sexual harassment is decades-old, the conduct and our understanding … [Read more...]

COMPLIANCE PERSPECTIVE

Beware of Accidental Discrimination in Lab Job Ads

Before civil rights laws, job ads like these were seen as perfectly normal. Today, employers aren't allowed to post job ads with phrases that exclude or express preferences based on race, gender, … [Read more...]

COMPLIANCE

Here’s my latest Employment Law update prepared for many HR professionals

By Mike O'Brien  bio Lots of ADA Facility Lawsuits in Utah: Here is an interesting legal news update from my partner Mike Judd: Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) … [Read more...]

EMPLOYMENT LAW

Employment Law Update for August 2017

By Mike O'Brien  bio Here is my periodic update prepared for interested HR professionals trying to deal with the complex American employment laws. In this update: REPEAL? REPAIR? REPLACE? … [Read more...]

EMPLOYMENT LAW

Employment Law Update for HR Managers

By Mike O'Brien  bio This is my periodic update prepared for interested HR professionals trying to deal with the complex American employment laws. Federal Appeals Court says sexual … [Read more...]

MANAGING STAFF

Watch Out for Resume Fraud

By Lynne Curry, Ph.D  bio You know that new laboratory assistant you just hired—the one with the terrific resume and reference? It turns out she never worked for the employers named on the … [Read more...]

EMPLOYMENT

Social Media and Hiring: Can You Use Facebook to Screen Job Applicants?

The consensus seems to be that the popular employer practice of demanding Facebook passwords from job applicants and screening their pages is both morally "wrong" and "illegal." … [Read more...]

COMPLIANCE

OIG Updates 2016 Work Plan Adding New Lab Agenda Item

By Kelly A. Briganti, Editorial Director, G2 Intelligence The U.S. Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General released its mid-year update to the Annual Work Plan, adding and revising … [Read more...]


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