Designing a Progressive Discipline Policy

  • March 07, 2008

White Paper published by The HR Specialist ______________________ The most reliable way to protect your organization from wrongful termination charges is to establish...

Sample Policy: Violence and Weapons

  • January 07, 2008

The following sample policy was excerpted from The Book of Company Policies, published by HR Specialist, © 2007. Edit for your organization’s...

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...

Prepare for ‘ambiguous threats’

  • June 01, 2007

Organizations that develop systems to identify, evaluate and respond to ambiguous threats are much better at averting failure than those that don’t, according to...

'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...