Firing

There’s danger in every aspect of firing, from WARN Act layoffs and exit interviews to constructive discharge and more.

Learn how to fire an employee and sidestep wrongful termination lawsuits, with battle-tested firing procedures, and employment termination letters. At last, you can fire at will!

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Issue: Many CEOs take a head-in-the-sand approach to employment-law threats. Risk: The top brass may tune you out if you simply tell them ...
And now, a cautionary tale in the form of Spencer Stuart headhunter Dennis Carey, who wooed and promoted his protégé, Marie-Caroline von Weichs, then fired her when she dumped him and now finds himself in the middle of an ugly—and very public—lawsuit.
The HR Specialist joined more than 12,000 HR professionals in New Orleans this summer for the annual Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) conference. Here are some ...
Now would be a good time to review your organization's hiring, firing, promotion and pay policies for any hint of gender-based differences. Reason: The big Wal-Mart sex discrimination lawsuit that hit ...
Employers are very leery about firing pregnant employees, and rightly so. But don't let your lawsuit fears paralyze you from taking legal, appropriate actions.
In short, federal law requires that ...
Issue: When will a court hold you to an employment contract? Risk: Promising a former employee that you'll fudge the truth on job references in exchange for a lawsuit waiver ...
Don't make the mistake of assuming that your obligation to investigate a harassment complaint ends when the victimized employee quits.
Reason: The U.S. Supreme Court just ruled that employees who ...
Issue: Whether employees who resign have the same right to file harassment lawsuits as those who are fired. Risk/benefit: A new Supreme Court ruling says "Yes," quitters can sue. But ...
When a pharmacist sued for unpaid overtime, he also added an "emotional distress" claim, saying the company's failure to pay overtime caused him to resign. The court didn't buy it, saying ...
Issue: Survivors of recent layoffs are asking about severance plans before signing on. Benefit: More than ever, a good severance plan can help lure the best candidates. Action: Trumpet ...
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