By Laura M. Merritt and Charles T. Graves All Articles, Texas Lawyer, April 11, 2012
Gone are the days when an engineer graduated from college, worked at a large company for 40 years, and retired with a pension and a gold watch. Due to increased corporate-structure shifts, a general working culture of free agency and rapid changes within industries, employees who reach retirement age with a dozen or more employers in their job histories are the norm.
In-house counsel must be involved in developing and implementing policies and procedures that help the human resources department and departmental supervisors operate effectively to avoid mobility suits from former employers and prevent misconduct that requires litigation by the company to protect its own information. Here are six ways the legal department can accomplish these goals. <See 6 WAYS>