In each of our quarterly webinars, we conduct a series of polls to see what’s really going on out there in the wonderful world of work.

What YOU Say

We asked our 1,000+ attendees at last week’s webinar this question:

Once again, far more employers are seeing an increase — versus a decrease — in claims. The percentage reporting an increase (35%) was nearly twelve times the number of those reporting a decrease (3%). Yikes.

To get at your greatest source of pain, we also asked you what the absolute #1 hottest issue in the employment law universe is right now. Here’s what you said:

Surging to the top this quarter for the first time in awhile was Litigation, with nearly a fifth (18.9%) of the votes. Others receiving double-digit votes included Investigations (18.4%), Terminations (15.0%) Medical Issues (14.6%), FLSA (14.1%), Social Media (12.1%) and Unions (11.7%).

So, What Should Employers Do?

Unfortunately, the increase in litigation is showing absolutely no signs of letting up. That means it’s more important than ever to (1) know the law and (2) take action on key risk areas immediately.

We discussed a variety of ways to achieve those goals in our webinar. Here’s the replay and SlideShare if you didn’t get a chance to join us. And here’s our new and improved Employment Law Tool Box, packed with practical tools and tips to help reduce your headaches in each of the hot spots you identified. It includes termination tips, an investigation checklist, cheat sheets on wage and hour and medical leave laws and much much much more.