Review handbook for at-will conflicts

  • June 21, 2018

If an employee has a contract with his employer that specifically limits his discharge, then at-will employment does not apply. This situation can get tricky if your...

Was that a lack of training or common sense?

  • May 29, 2018

Employees discharged for unprofessional conduct sometimes try to blame their problems on a lack of training. They argue that they had no way of knowing that their...

Did Starbucks fail at communicating policy?

  • May 18, 2018

It’s likely that the Starbucks incidents reveal some form of discriminatory animus on the part of individual employees. But from a management and HR perspective, there...

Keep some records from HR decision-makers

  • May 15, 2018

Sometimes, it makes a lot of sense to build a virtual wall between HR staff who handle discrimination complaints and manage litigation and those who review applications...

Onboarding done with flair

  • February 27, 2018

Piyush Patel, CEO of digital animation training company Digital-Tutors, knows how to make new employees feel at home and appreciated.

Update your plan for preventing violence

  • February 19, 2018

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration is aggressively going after employers that don’t take seriously their responsibility to...

Employee handbooks: 5 most common mistakes

  • February 02, 2018

Employee handbooks can be the foundation of your employees' performance. However, they can also be a ticking time bomb that can confuse them and strip away your legal...