Monthly Archives: June 2014

Top Human Resources Mistakes: #5 Failure to Consider Disparate Impact in a Layoff

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Many dentists believe that a layoff does not carry the same legal risks as discharging an employee. This is false perception. In either situation, the employer is taking the action against the employee and making individual decisions about who stays … Continue reading

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Top Human Resources Mistakes: #6 Failure to Pay Overtime to Non-Exempt Employees

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By Rebecca Boartfield and Tim Twigg We find dentists falling prey to the myth that “if I pay someone a salary, then I don’t have to pay them overtime.” This couldn’t be more false. The method of compensation has no … Continue reading

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Top Human Resources Mistakes: #7 Failure to Follow Harassment and Discrimination Policies

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By Rebecca Boartfield and Tim Twigg The fastest growing claims against employers fall in the category of harassment and discrimination. Employers have significant responsibility when it comes to addressing harassment situations in the workplace, and, when it comes to discrimination, … Continue reading

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Top Human Resources Mistakes: #8 Failure to Manage Conflict Before Litigation

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  By Rebecca Boartfield and Tim Twigg The typical reaction when issues arise is to ignore them and hope they will go away. This solution will likely exacerbate the conflict and prompt the employees to take the problem into their … Continue reading

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Top Human Resources Mistakes: #9 Failure to Consider ADA or FMLA

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By Rebecca Boartfield and Tim Twigg Of all the laws that have been enacted to protect employees, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) have made the most impact with employers. These acts apply … Continue reading

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