In the middle of an already hectic workday, a government agent shows up and serves your company with a subpoena. Are you in trouble? It is not uncommon for the government to serve a company with a subpoena duces tecum for documents, often as part of a broader investigation which may have little to do.
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Let’s say you own a logging company. You need to hire a new operator for heavy machinery, and the job is highly safety sensitive. Tim, a qualified heavy machinery operator with 20 plus years of experience, applies for the position. The interview goes well, and you offer Tim the position on the condition that Tim.
Almost every corporate principal has heard of the “dreaded” Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Rule 10b-5, which makes it unlawful in the securities context “(a) To employ any device, scheme, or artifice to defraud, (b) To make any untrue statement of a material fact . . . , or (c) To engage in any act,.
It can happen to any company. A few rogue employees break the rules and put the whole company at risk. Could be anything. Theft from a customer, grossly unprofessional conduct, or illegal activities at the workplace. Now, the company might face a potential lawsuit, government investigation, fines, or, worst of all, criminal indictment. Government agents,.
As more businesses consider changing their staffing models to include (or increase) the use of shared employees or staffing agencies, the Department of Labor (DOL) has proposed a rule to clarify the coverage of “joint employer liability.” The current the joint employer rule provides that, if an employee is shared by multiple employers, each employer.