Right to have a witness during discipline

  • December 07, 2007

Q. We have a nonunion shop. It is not uncommon for our employees to insist that they have the right to have a witness present during investigatory interviews and...

'Probation' by any other name?

  • May 15, 2007

Question: Does anyone utilize other terminology for what’s commonly called a “probationary period?” I am concerned that this terminology...

Mandatory EAP referral is legal

  • March 02, 2007

Q. In a previous issue of HR Specialist, you said that employers can’t force employees to visit a psychologist. Our Internet policy says that if we find employees...

10 ‘don’ts’ of employee discipline

  • July 01, 2005

Leaders have tremendous power to inspire and encourage, but some techniques actually undermine performance. Here’s Samuel Spitalli’s list of 10 no-nos: