It’s time for ManpowerGroup’s one-of-a-kind Quarterly Employment Litigation Index.
Each quarter, we conduct a survey to see what’s really going on in the wonderful world of workplace law. Here’s the first question we asked:
Notice a whopping 0% of you said “much easier.” 2% of you said “easier.” 79% of you said either “harder” or “much harder.” In other words, 39-and-a-half times more of you said things are getting harder out there rather than easier. That’s quite a contrast, which brings us to the next question we asked:
So, the #1 source of fear in the employment law universe at the moment is “terminations,” followed by “wage and hour,” . That’s a bit surprising, actually. For the past several quarters, medical issues have topped the list, followed by wage and hour, “litigation” and “medical issues.” We’ll use this data to guide content on the Blawg and future webinars. For now, click here for everything you could ever want to know about how to reduce your #1 fear: termination troubles.
We then asked you this:
In other words, 5% of you are seeing a decrease while 36% — more than 7X more — are seeing an increase. 1% are seeing a substantial decrease while 6% — 6X more — are seeing a substantial increase. Yikes.
What Employers Should Do
For those of you who missed it, our last webinar was chock-full of tips for reducing your litigation risk. Click here to view the SlideShare and/or replay and here for a variety of litigation cost-control tools, including outside counsel billing guidelines, scorecards, budgets and an RFP process.
As always, thanks for your input and participation!