Eight tips for meeting with a potentially violent employee – tips from attorney Robert Bettac’s recent presentation at BLR’s National Employment Law Update are posted at HR Daily Advisor.

Do you have a severe weather policy? – John Hyman of Ohio Employers’ Law Blog offers thoughts on the matter. Here are some additional tips for drafting your severe weather policy

The Impact of the 2007-2009 Recession on Workers with Disabilities – New data available from the Current Population Survey (CPS) indicate that between October 2008 and June 2010, job losses among workers with disabilities far exceeded those of workers without disabilities; this labor market volatility resulted in the proportion of employed U.S. workers identified as having disabilities declining by 9 percent.

IRS announces 2011 Standard Mileage Rates – the big headline: 51 cents per mile for business.

Long Term Insurance – Mary Forgione of the Los Angeles Times writes about how long term care insurance is getting costlier and more scarce just as baby boomers are reaching an age where this insurance is given serious consideration.

President Signs Federal Employee Telework Legislation – Bill Leonard recaps the path the legislation took in an article at SHRM.

Safe holiday shopping tips – seasonal consumer protection tips for you and your employees.
The New Old Age – Adults over age 80 are the fastest growing segment of the population, and most will spend years dependent on others for the most basic needs. This New York Times blog explores the “unprecedented intergenerational challenge” of baby boomer children caring for their parents.

Sick-Day Bounty Hunters – Are more employers hiring private detectives to catch employees who are abusing their benefits? Eric Spitznagel of the Wall Street Journal looks at the issue.

An interesting bit of corporate communications. We All Fall Down is a short video clip/commercial from General Motors for the holiday season, thanking the public for helping them get back on their feet.

Employment Law – Everyone is waiting for the outcome of the Supreme Court decision in Dukes, et al. v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., a dispute that could award billions in back pay for as many as 1.5 million women who are or were employees. The case could also affect other employment-related class-action lawsuits. Here’s are some legal commentaries and recent articles on the case:
Daniel Schwartz of Connecticut Employment Law Blog
Gerald Maatman of Seyfarth Shaw LLP
The Atlantic: Wal-Mart Sex Discrimination Heads to the Supreme Court


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