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The hard truth by "Z": When employees become legal schemers

Don’t play games with manipulators

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in Discrimination and Harassment,FMLA Guidelines,HR Management,Human Resources

Most of my employees are hard workers who keep their priorities straight. They don’t have time for distractions. They’re too busy producing results, making money and having fun.

But I’ve occasionally squared off against what I call “petty plotters.” They’re the ones who find ways to avoid their work—from threatening to sue the firm on trumped-up charges to stretching federal or state labor laws to the limit.

Don’t get me wrong. I don’t care if a clerk spends his entire lunch hour poring over, say, the Family and Medical Leave Act. My company complies with all the rules and regulations, and we post detailed information about such laws to educate our employees about their rights.

But I do mind if employees abuse the various laws or manipulate company policies in an attempt to get paid not to work. And it frustrates me to no end.

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