Internet Start-Ups May Be Vulnerable to EPL.
In a survey of 200 senior executives of Internet start-ups, Employee-Matters Inc., Stamford, Conn., found that while 76% planned to increase their staffs within the next 12 to 18 months, a majority of them didn't plan to hire a human-resources staff. Forty-one percent of the executives handle human-resources matters themselves, the survey showed.
"Our survey found that most Internet companies are ignoring fundamental human-resources and compliance issues, even though they are growing rapidly, and, as a result, they are leaving themselves wide open to major liability," said Elliot Cooperstone, chief executive officer of EmployeeMatters, an Internet-based human-resources outsourcing firm.
In the survey, 79% of executives said they were "not at all concerned" with sexual harassment in the workplace, and 54% of companies had no sexual-harassment policy in place.
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|Date:||Sep 1, 2000|
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