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A podcast designed for HR professionals and business owners dealing with complex employment law issues. Georgia-based attorney Kathleen Jennings discusses the legal and ethical ramifications that HR professionals and employers face on a daily basis.

Hosted by her favorite brother Thom Jennings, the Cover Your Assets podcast is a companion piece to Kathleen's widely respected blog articles.

Please note: the information available on this podcast is for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact your attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem. Use of and access to this podcast or any of the e-mail links contained within the show notes do not create an attorney-client relationship between Kathleen J. Jennings and the user or browser. The opinions expressed at or through this site are the opinions of the hosts.

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This week we explore the topic of Quiet Firing and how it can cause employers legal trouble in the workplace. In this week’s episode, resident expert Kathleen Jennings and host Thom Jennings have a spirited discussion about Ban the Box Laws, an initiative that will impact the pre-employment screening process. Ban the box laws prohibit employers from aski...
Feather on the lake
This week we explore the topic of Quiet Firing and how it can cause employers legal trouble in the workplace. It's the follow-up to last week's episode on quiet quitting. This week Thom and Kathleen discuss Quiet Firing and how it can cause an employer serious legal problems in the workplace.
mug of tea on a table next to a plant and notebook with pen indoors
In this episode, host Thom Jennings and employment law attorney Kathleen Jennings discuss side hustles.Side hustles often look like one’s passion or a hobby, but what is the impact on time and focus when an employee's main job is derailed by the hobby? As employers, how can you help your staff succeed in both jobs and keep everyone happy, as well as succe...
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E22: Employee Morale

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In this episode, host Thom Jennings and attorney Kathleen Jennings discuss the impact of employee morale in the workplace. They will share some anecdotes and provide things that can be done to assess and improve employee morale. They also discuss the merits and pitfalls of an employee of the month program.
communication bubble
In this episode, we talk with Wimberly Lawson Wright Daves & Jones' office manager Louise Hughes about the importance of effective employee communication. Resident expert Kathleen Jennings and her brother/podcast host Thom Jennings also chime in with some anecdotes and case studies in this spirited episode of the podcast.
union sign, outdoors
In this episode, host Thom Jennings and attorney Kathleen Jennings discuss union activity in the workplace and how an employer can spot it before it takes hold. Kathleen discusses how to spot a potential union organizer during the hiring process, and how to manage the workplace when union activity is suspected or confirmed. Labor union activity is on the ...
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In this episode, host Thom Jennings and attorney Kathleen Jennings discuss the complex and yet simple legal term “At Will.” Does At Will really mean you can fire someone for wearing red socks? Kathleen will answer that question and many others, including the difference between At Will and Right to Work states.
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E18: Topic Buffet

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In this episode, host Thom Jennings and attorney Kathleen Jennings discuss a smorgasbord of topics from a Reddit post. The topic buffet (since Thom can’t spell or pronounce smorgasbord properly) includes diversity issues in hiring and otherwise, I-9 audits, and effective use of attorneys in advance of an OSHA inspection. The discussion closes with a disc...
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In this episode, host Thom Jennings and attorney Kathleen Jennings discuss a Reddit post about a job interview that went terribly wrong. Thom also discusses an inappropriate question he was asked by an interviewer and the pair share some of their usual witty banter at the end of the episode.

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