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Can you require new employees not to bash you on Glassdoor?

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Can an company require new employees not to bash it on Glassdoor? Is that legal? Let’s find out. Last week, the National Labor.....continue

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Randy Newman, racism and rednecks

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Attempt to Protect the Employee from Racism Leads to Discrimination Claim! In an ironic twist, a manager’s alleged attempt to protect an employee from racism.....continue

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Tourette syndrome, the ADA and racial harassment

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An employer between a rock and a hard place And you thought you had problems! A medical clinic in the St. Louis area had two.....continue

Hiring, firing and discipline - a simple audit

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The following list of questions should serve as an introduction to a number of fundamental employment law concepts, and the answers to each question will.....continue

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Can you practice virtually firing someone?

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Hone your firing skills! Through the miracle of virtual reality. Do you feel awkward when you have to fire an employee? Guilty? Nervous? Gleeful, you.....continue

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IL Tidal wave (or tsunami) of new laws for Illinois employers

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The Clock Is Ticking On Changes Required Now That The Governor Has Signed SB 75, Which Includes The Workplace Transparency Act  On Friday, August 9,.....continue

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Two surefire techniques for getting sued when firing someone

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“I just got fired, and it wasn’t fair. Can I sue my former employer?” Employment lawyers hear this question pretty frequently. Getting fired rarely feels.....continue

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NY Reporting immigration status can be unneighborly . . . at best

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Recent New York Legislation Prohibits Employers From Threatening to Report an Employee's Suspected Immigration Status in Retaliation for Labor Law Complaints New York has for.....continue

Summertime and HR - dress codes, office picnics, manning the grill

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Miss Mannerly answers your summer HR questions Avoid a seasonal faux pas! Dear Miss Mannerly: My office is business casual -- until June. Even though we.....continue

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RIF - Reductions In Force Require Initial Fundamentals

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Avoiding Discrimination Claims as the Result of a Reduction in Force Although the current economic indicators signal a healthy economy, many experts think that we.....continue

FMLA - speak clearly and carefully and explicitly

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Be VERY CLEAR In Your Communications About FMLA! I often tell my crazy teenagers that it doesn’t matter what you mean to say – it.....continue

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Termination and social media posts - peanut butter and vinegar?

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#No Filter: Terminating an Employee for Social Media Posts Prior to the advent of social media and especially the #MeToo movement, employers were generally comfortable.....continue

How to Address an Unflattering Video of an Employee

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Memo for Unflattering Social Media Content A PR statement employers may want to save for a rainy day. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: TBD (embargo.....continue

Protecting Trade Secrets when Terminating Employees

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4 Tips to Protect Trade Secrets and Confidential Information When Terminating Employee Employers may face risks of departing employees, particularly involuntarily terminated employees, taking.....continue

RIFs are NOT a cure all for bad performance management

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RIFs Are Not the Easy Solution for Problem Employees Some employers view a reduction in force as an apparently easy and clean way to get.....continue

Why You Should Care About Employment Law

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Common Pitfalls for Emerging Companies Founders of emerging companies are often first-time employers and find themselves having to wade through the dense patchwork of state.....continue

Written warnings and the FAQs they spawn

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The DOs and DON’Ts of Written Warnings: What Employers Need to Know Ursula A. Kienbaum Employers frequently use written warnings as.....continue

Cursing, surfing, weapons, gadgets – illegal, inappropriate or OK?

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It happens in almost every workplace almost every day: somebody swears or is on an iffy website or is carrying a knife (or worse) or.....continue

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Bad hire! Bad, bad hire!

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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.....continue

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

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Both of the following blogs were written by Ed Harold at Fisher Phillips, which authors several of our resources. Both are included in.....continue

Discipline - Demote - Depart or Communicate - Counsel - Channel

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SHRM, with help from author Ogletree Deakins, explains the process of demoting an employee, including: reasons for demotion opportunities/fresh start pay reduction.....continue

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

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

No, you can't sleep on the job

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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.....continue

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

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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.....continue

Zero tolerance for "zero tolerance" policies

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Zero tolerance for "zero tolerance" policies "Zero tolerance" is too blunt an instrument, and it may even increase bad behavior. Chai Feldblum, a Democratic.....continue

Termination Series: Communicating the reason for discharge

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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.....continue

Firing, a job to do right the first time

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"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.....continue

20 Important Things HR Professionals Should Know

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HR professionals know they need legal knowledge and more for success. Attendees will learn 20 key rules and strategies for effective and successful HR work.....continue

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GA Firing 101

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Knowing when to let an employee go and how to handle it can be overwhelming for many. Littler’s Kathryn McConnell specializes in employment law.....continue

HR for Safety Professionals: What Every Safety Professional Must Know about Employment Law and HR

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Effective safety management is intertwined with “HR” issues. The safety professional works with HR on job descriptions, employee safety orientation and training, supervisor development, safety-related.....continue

PA Unemployment Compensation Roundtable

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Unemployment Compensation Benefits Basics; UC Hearing Do’s and Don’ts—unemployment compensation remains a complicated area of employment law.  Employers’ relief from charges, separation eligibility and willful.....continue

Unconscious bias - whether you realize it or not

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“Human beings are consistently, routinely, and profoundly biased. And, we are not only profoundly biased, but we almost never know we are being biased.” (Source:.....continue

Terminations Got You Down? 5 Tips to Tighten Your Termination Tactics

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Terminations are rife with risk. This session will discuss practical steps you can take to reduce your risk when terminating an employee. Cost; $25 ..continue