This week's tip of the week is light on the law, heavy on the myHRcounsel process, but we thought it would be helpful for our users to know a thing or two about the ethical rules our attorneys are bound to. Whenever you open a ticket that involves a specific individual employee(s), because our we work with a law firm with a nationwide scope, our attorneys will need to run a conflict check before they can provide you with any advice. Our ethical rules require that we only work with clients with whom there is no conflict. What that means from a practical standpoint is this: if we represent your company, and you ask a question about a specific employee, we must ensure that we have never represented your specific employee in a separate matter. If we did, we will not be able to advise you against that employee. To expedite the answer to your legal question about a specific employee, please provide us with the full name of the employee and the city and state in which he/she lives in your initial question so that we can clear the conflict and move right into answering your question. It is of the utmost importance for us to get you the right answer, faster.