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HR Analytics from a Legal Perspective

Felicia Harris, Founder, and CEO of EverythingHR and EverythingHR Financial Services interview James Reid the 4th of the law firm Maddin Hauser Ross. James, who chairs the firm’s corporate and employment legal department, has 15 years’ experience in hands-on, full-service law practice, talks with Felicia Harris about ways for companies to lower their liability to discrimination and other employment law claims.

Episode Highlights:

  • How does James describe his work in employment law? 
  • What are some of the impacts of companies prioritizing Big Data?
  • What has data shown about onboarding employees?
  • What are some suggestions for how to improve the use of employee handbooks?
  • James and Felicia discuss ineffective managers.
  • How has data impacted companies’ need to get in front of potential issues?
  • When companies don’t update training or handbooks, they do not hold up in legal proceedings.
  • How can a single complaint snowball into an issue impacting hundreds of employees?
  • James discusses the importance of employee protection liability insurance.
  • Felicia and James recap his background and experience.
  • How often do discrimination claims actually go to trial?
  • Are there types of discrimination that are not illegal?
  • James adapted the five W’s (who, what, where, when, why) into a legal context by adding two more W’s: witnesses and want.
  • Is there an upfront cost to a company engaging an employment attorney?
  • What other advice would James give to business owners?
  • The way technology has impacted communication has further complicated identifying sexual harassment.
  • What should companies actually put in their liability policies?
  • Should employees record incidences of discrimination or harassment?
  • How to get in touch with James.

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Felicia G. Harris
​Principal Owner

This Podcast will provide you with the latest human resources trends whether you only do business in your home state or across the United States. You will be able to call in and talk with human resources professionals about the issues that keep you up at night, and more importantly, hear best practices from other business owners that have been in your shoes



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