The 2020 HR I.Q. Quiz: 8 Questions to Test Your Employment-Law Smarts
A big election … new regulations … increased state activity … and a whole new stack of employment law worries for HR professionals in 2020. When it comes to compliance, you can’t just sit back and HOPE you know the answer – this isn’t a game of HR Jeopardy! The most effective – and enjoyable […]
In a Lawsuit, Will Your Handbook Help or Hurt? 6 Things a Court Will Look At
Your employee handbook is your best line of defense in a lawsuit. But like any form of documentation, mistakes can and will be used against you in a court of law. So if your handbook goes under the legal microscope, what will the court look for? Here are six key factors that courts will consider […]
No Lawsuits or Drama: 5 (More) Steps to Stress-Free Terminations
Think about the last time you had to terminate an employee … Was the person surprised? … Did they argue the merits? … Did they think your decision was fair? According to a recent poll, a surprising 61% of people who had been fired believed that their terminations were unjustified. And for many of those […]
5 Steps to Stress-Free Terminations (Part I)
Terminations are the biggest flash point for employee lawsuits. And the actually termination meeting can be your biggest risk.
Here are 5 tips to conduct a liability-free meeting (we'll bring you five more in our next LEAP Letter) ...
Where to Draw the Line on Employee Leave? A Trio of Million-Dollar Verdicts Show You the Way
Time and again, HR professionals rank “managing employee leave” as the number one compliance problem. How much leave to allow? How to track it? Which leave is covered by the FMLA? How about pregnancy, religious and disability-related leaves? When it comes to employee leave, the best compliance lessons don’t come from a book or government […]