How Can Employers Avoid Workplace Disputes

As an employer, one of your main tasks is to ensure that the workplace will be free from any kind of dispute. Your actions will influence that productivity of your employees and the success of the companys business operations. You can build a good work environment and avoid workplace disputes if you do the following:

* Create and enforce fair policies- Implementing fair policies in the workplace will prevent your employees from overstepping their boundaries and doing anything that can be bad for the companys name and business operations. If they see that these rules are enforced for the sake of the company and everyone in the workplace, there is a higher chance that they will respect and follow it.

* Communicate with your employees- An open communication should exist between you and your employees because it will make them feel more welcome in the company. You should find time to talk and bond with your employees even if you are too busy.

* Respect your employees and treat them equally- You should respect the opinions of your employees, even if their views do not match your own. In addition, you should not treat an employee more favorably than the others because it will create tension in the workplace.

* Provide a safe workplace to your employees. Under the Occupational Safety & Health Act (OSHA) of 1970, you should make sure that the workplace is free from all kinds of hazards. If an employee was injured because of unsafe work conditions, the employer may be required to compensate him for his losses. In order to avoid being involved in this situation, you should implement proper safety guidelines, provide employees with safety equipments and educate or train them on how to respond to emergencies or accidents.

* Give bonuses and other incentives to productive employees – You should give bonuses and other incentives to motivate employees who perform well or do their job properly. It will encourage them to become more productive.

* Give unbiased evaluations to your employees- It is advisable that you provide evaluations to your employees which are based on their work performance, not on your personal opinion about them. Even if you do not like a certain employee, you should be honest when evaluating his work performance because failure to do so may create problems in the workplace.

If you have more questions regarding your responsibilities in the workplace or if you want to learn more tips on how to build a good work relationship between you and your employee, it is advisable that you consult a Los Angeles labor attorney.

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Are You Thinking of Disputing a Will?

When would a will be considered fraudulent?

One scenario is when the beneficiaries suspect there was some kind of manipulation or fraud by a third person. But who can contest a Will when there are suspicions of fraud? So what is the difference between fraudulent and just an unfair decision made by the testator?

Well, what does the Law say about the people who can get involved in disputing a Will? As a guide, disputing a Will (or contested probate as it is sometimes known) tends to be limited to two groups of people:

– those who are named in the Will

– those beneficiaries which may inherit if the Will was not correct.

Suppose that you decide to compose a Will and you leave varying amounts of money to your partner, sister, friends and a charity. Thinking it wise, you discuss your Will with your husband and tell him about the beneficiaries and the amounts left to them. Later your husband, who dislikes your brother intensely, claims he will divorce you unless you disinherit your brother. That is not what you want.

You worry that your husband might be just after more of your money. Mention this and your marriage becomes under strain! It begins to sour relations between you as you become increasingly suspicious of some of his comments. He starts to tease about your Will and make unkind comments about your brother, putting you under pressure. Distraught and bothered, in a rush, you rewrite your Will, giving more to your brother than your husband.

In the event of your death, your husband could contest the Will possibly claiming it was fraudulent with involvement from your brother. If the Will is sucessfully contested, you may well get more than you anticipated.

For those who can contest a Will because they are named in it, we can take the example of your best friend. She is not related to you, but you have left her a gift as part of your Will. She will have to oppotunity to contest it if she feels it was incorrect. The case could be there was a mistake in the writing – if, perhaps, she is to receive £5 instead of £500.

Solicitors act as a support when you are unhappy with the reading of a Will and will inform you when you have grounds to contest. However if you are thinking of disputing a will, make sure that any solicitor you appoint is a specialist in this complex area of law.

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