Q. What factors do the courts use to determine if termination is an appropriate penalty?
What do job candidates think of you when they leave the interview? Well, according to a new CareerBuilder survey, 26% claim they had a bad experience as a job applicant.
Q. Is it a violation of the PDA to fire a pregnant employee for excessive absenteeism and lateness?
Q. The regular workweek for employees in my department is 37.5 hours, rather than 40. Should their overtime be calculated based on the hours they work over 37.5?
There’s no getting around it. Sooner or later you must summon a problem employee into your office to set him or her straight. How you conduct this meeting can mean the difference between turning a recalcitrant employee around or opening up your organization to costly litigation.
Here are some real-life examples of what job candidates have told hiring managers, according to a recent CareerBuilder.com report:
Younger … groom … those are some dangerous words a hiring manager can utter in front of a job candidate.
To contact or not to contact? Perhaps you had better call that reference. According to a recent CareerBuilder survey, 69% of employers said they have changed their minds about a candidate after speaking with a reference.
Problem: If an employee’s insubordinate behavior was caused by her bipolar disorder and you fire her, is the termination a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act?
The costs of employee absenteeism can add up quickly. The best way to combat the problem is with a clear policy, careful documentation, consistent application of the policy and progressive discipline.