Blogs tagged in firing


Bad hire! Bad, bad hire!

Just like a dog, a hire can be bad for a multitude of reasons, including the hirer (trainer), the hired (dog), everyone's expectations (in both cases some praise and/or a treat), and the environment (workplace/home).

HR Dive is here to help (with the bad hire*):

"Sooner or later, even the most seasoned HR professionals will admit it: they've made a ...

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Don't feel ripped off when you get ripped off – get even

Both of the following blogs were written by Ed Harold at Fisher Phillips, which authors several of our resources. Both are included in their entirety below. You can find the originals, read more

Discipline - Demote - Depart or Communicate - Counsel - Channel

SHRM, with help from author Ogletree Deakins, explains the process of demoting an employee, including:

  1. reasons for demotion
  2. opportunities/fresh start
  3. pay reduction not necessary
  4. ...

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I cannot tell a lie . . . you're fired for cutting down the cherry tree

This blog was written by Robin Shea at Constangy, which authors our Model Policies and Forms for Georgia Employers. You can find the original on their read more

No, you can't sleep on the job

This blog was written by Shelby Skeabeck, formerly of Shawe Rosenthal, author of our Maryland Human Resources Manual. You can find the original blog post here and their Labor & Employment Report newsletter (which is excellent)  read more

"We need to talk" isn't any easier to say than to hear

This blog was written by Mathew Parker at Fisher Phillips, which authors several of our resources. You can find the original here and their On the Front Lines Workplace Law Newsletter (which is excellent) read more

Zero tolerance for "zero tolerance" policies

This blog was written by Robin Shea at Constangy, which authors our Model Policies and Forms for Georgia Employers. You can find the original here and their Employment & Labor Insider blog (which is one of our favorites and is excellent) read more

Termination Series: Communicating the reason for discharge

Do employers need to provide a reason to a discharged employee?

Federal law does not require employers to provide terminated employees with a written explanation for their discharge. However, many states have litigation in place that calls for an employer to provide documentation outlining the reason for termination. This is a called a service letter, and so...

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Firing, a job to do right the first time

"You’re fired." On The Apprentice, Donald Trump made it look so easy! For the rest of us, a poorly done termination could be costly. Emotions run high, there is a lot of paperwork involved, and an employer can end up with a big mess on their hands. Taking the time to do a termination properly can keep an employer out off court, so here are a few best practices t...

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