Compass sent retirement funds the wrong way

  • May 20, 2012

Two recent settlements make what should be an obvious point: You can’t misappropriate employees’ retirement money and expect to get away with it. Cases in...

Pay cut for poor work? Document carefully

  • April 22, 2012

If an employee isn’t working as hard as you expect, reducing his pay might conceivably provide enough of a kick in the pants that he’ll pick up the pace....

‘Voluntary’ training time: To pay or not?

  • January 27, 2012

Do you offer extra off-duty training for employees that, while technically voluntary, is strongly recommended? If training participants are hourly employees, chances are...

Placed on PIP? That’s no reason to quit

  • November 20, 2011

Employees placed on performance improvement plans (PIP) sometimes suspect that they are about to be fired. But that doesn’t mean they can jump the gun, quit and...