Devora Lindeman

Devora L. Lindeman is a partner at Greenwald Doherty LLP, a law firm specializing in labor and employment law on behalf of management. She both assists clients with the day-to-day legal challenges of having employees and represents management in employment litigations in state and U.S. federal courts and agencies. Ms. Lindeman publishes and lectures widely on the legal aspects of human resource issues. She can be reached at DL@greenwaldllp.com. This article is not intended to be legal advice.

Posts by Devora Lindeman

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09August 2016

Using Conditions Formulas with Your Employees

If you are familiar with Mr. Hubbard’s management system, you know that he recognized that conditions in a business can be improved by applying certain specific and identified condition formulas.  In an article entitled THE CONDITIONS, STATES OF OPERATION, he said:...

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03January 2014

Using Gender-Inclusive Language at the Workplace

1. Include “her”: An easy fix to a stand-alone male pronoun is to simply include the female by inserting “she” or “her.” This can be cumbersome in complex sentences, but sometimes it is all you need. Consider this example: “When an employee reaches retirement age, he or she will be entitled to certain benefits.” Avoid using “he/she,” however, or “s/he” in written documents. They are awkward and detract from the flow of your writing....

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15December 2013

Create a Paper Trail

“To have a boom, you have to keep your nose clean legally…”1 —L. Ron Hubbard...

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01November 2013

Employee Limbo

“To have a boom, you have to keep your nose clean legally…” —L. Ron Hubbard1 _______________________ Mr. Hubbard defined a “cycle of action” in this way: ...

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30September 2013

At-Will Employment

I recently mentioned to a colleague that I wished clients would call me before they fired the pregnant employee. No disrespect intended to pregnant ladies here (having been one myself—twice). However, one of my goals in life seems to be to get employers to understand that they can take certain actions when disciplining and discharging employees that can likely provide them with legal protections should the employee (pregnant or otherwise) determine to sue claiming that his or her termination was wrongful....

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24August 2016

Have You Hired the Right Person?

You’ve got a great product or service to sell. You’ve identified your target audience and are creating a market niche for yourself. But, you can’t do everything yourself, so you begin to hire employees to help you. Following that stage, many entrepreneurs find themselves with their employees going through a revolving door and eventually determine that, although it means working 14 + hour days, it is better to do it all themselves. What happened? You probably didn’t hire the right people....

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17June 2013

Letting Professionals Help You With Your Business

Very often entrepreneurs try to go it on their own—after all, the business was their idea and they have the know-how necessary to deliver their product or service. However, letting professionals help you with areas where they have the necessary know-how can save you time, money and headaches....

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04April 2013

You Wouldn't Drive Through A Red Light—Would You?

Chances are you stop at red lights, signal before turning and know when to yield. Motor vehicle laws are generally clear and specific and we all need to pass a test to get our drivers' license. Before you hired your first employee, however, nobody tested you on the applicable employment laws—but those laws exist and they apply to your business....

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04April 2013

Letting Experts Help You With Your Business

Very often entrepreneurs try to go it on their own—after all, the business was their idea and they have the know-how necessary to delivery their product or service. However, letting experts help you with areas where they have the necessary know-how can save you time, money and headaches....

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04April 2013

Creating a Paper Trail Supports Employee Discipline and Discharge

Firing an employee who does not expect it is often the impetus for that employee filing a discrimination lawsuit against his or her former employer. When the employee does not see it coming, he or she can think the termination is discriminatory. Clear and blunt written communication with employees to communicate expectations and to document an employee’s...