Human Resources News & Insights

7 facts every HR manager should know about wrongful discharge

In today’s litigious workplace atmosphere, employers need to be mindful of the possibility of wrongful-discharge lawsuits from employees who have been let go — and are angry about it.

Oh, great: NLRB’s back at it, editing your employee handbook

And the beat goes on: The National Labor Relations Board has stuck its nose into another non-union organization’s employee handbook.  

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Handbook essentials: Auditing your policies the right way

Let’s face it: Your daily routine doesn’t leave a lot of room for you to thumb through your handbook. So when you do make time to go over it with a fine-tooth comb, you’ve got to do it right.

NLRB roundup: Court strikes down notice requirement

Looks like you’re not going to have to put up that pro-union poster after all. A Washington, DC federal appeals court has struck down the National Labor Relations Board’s bid to require employers to put up a special notice that outlines workers’ rights to organize.

Who won this case? He says boss made a promise

An employee gets fired and sues, saying he was previously praised in public by his supervisor and promised continued employment. Read the dramatized version of this real-life case and see if you can determine the actual outcome.

Spanish judge: Cursing at boss can't get you fired

Hurling profanities at a manager would seem like a good reason to get fired. But not in Spain, apparently.

Best ways to bulletproof an at-will agreement

Even in at-will states — where the employer can terminate without cause — more and more employees are finding loopholes in at-will agreements. One recent court case shows how to close one of the big loopholes, involving medical leave.

Courts look at the wording of job offers

Look out: Your job offers or contracts might be inadvertently binding your company to certain terms and conditions.

Who won this case: Company changes its mind after offer is made

A company offers a candidate a job. But circumstances change, and the offer’s rescinded. Can the candidate sue? Read the facts of this real-life case and decide: Who won?

6 big reasons employees sue

You can twist yourself in knots trying to dodge a lawsuit, but it really comes down to the avoiding the Big Six Mistakes.