How to avoid a wrongful-discharge suit

  • September 17, 2018

How can you discharge or discipline an employee without ending up in court? Here are seven key tests of whether there's “just cause” for your action.

Skipping disciplinary step? Document why

  • August 09, 2018

If you have a progressive discipline system that gives poor performers or rule breakers a chance to reform, be sure your policy includes an escape hatch that lets you...

Noncompete violation means no unemployment

  • July 03, 2018

When an employee is fired for violating the terms of a noncompete, he won’t receive unemployment compensation because he committed willful act of wrongdoing, which...