What are the legal risks of layoffs?

  • September 14, 2016

Q. In recent months, a sharp decline in revenue has forced us to consider downsizing. What are the legal risks associated with a layoff, and how can we minimize them?

Be sure to document justification for RIF

  • April 20, 2015

While you may not want to share the information with your employees as you prepare for a reduction in force, be sure to document the reasons. That’s especially...

Terminations: 6 biggest mistakes

  • March 26, 2015

First impressions are important. But when it comes to preventing employment lawsuits, it’s typically the last impression that employees have at work that matters...

Trying to drive out employee can backfire

  • March 05, 2015

Efforts to make life so miserable for an employee that she quits can come back to haunt you. It could be seen as retaliation—even if the employee never quits.

Document exactly why you fired troublemaker

  • April 28, 2014

Do you have an employee who is so disruptive that co-workers repeatedly complain? You may have to fire her. Before you do, carefully document how her behavior...