The Top 10 Things Employers Do to Get Sued

The Top 10 Things Employers Do to Get Sued

One of the toughest tasks for an HR manager or business owner is managing risk to prevent lawsuits. Employers may unintentionally violate employment laws and never realize the risk they create for the company. Trying to provide some flexibility for an employee, saving money for the company, or just being nice are all ways that an act of kindness can become a business liability.

CalChamber's "The Top 10 Things Employers Do to Get Sued" white paper details some of the mistakes that could lead to employee lawsuits. Although this list does not apply to all employers (regulations and collective bargaining agreements may override these general rules), these 10 HR examples can help you better manage your risk.

HR topics include:

  • Exempt and nonexempt employee classification
  • Meal breaks
  • Independent contractor status
  • Harassment and discrimination
  • Hours of work
  • Termination
  • Leaves of Absence
  • Final paycheck
  • Deductions from wages
  • Vacation policy

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Disclaimer: This white paper is provided as general information only and is not intended to be or to replace legal advice.