I got into this discuss this weekend with someone who does some HR-related issues at her job. Basically, there are so many privacy laws now that you are afraid to call around when someone doesn`t show up. (Her story had a really horrible ending.)
So ... how do you balance being a very small company and caring about your employees, vs. the laws regarding what you can and can`t do?
[I never thought this issue would come up for me so quickly ... until my nanny didn`t show up today. This girl runs like clockwork, and honestly she`s seen me in my pajamas so obviously she`s part of the family now. I broke a few rules and called her family to look for her, so now her family has joined me in looking for her - and we`re all quite worried.]