The termination conversation: The most distasteful part of any manager’s job. Here are some guidelines on how to handle these confrontations in a humane, controlled and legally safe way.
Everybody dreads having those “difficult conversations” with employees about personal issues. Here are some examples of how they can be handled gracefully — including the actual words to use.
Workplace bullies have always been on the scene. But they’re now being recognized as productivity killers and potential legal threats to employers. Some researchers claim one in every three employees will experience bullying at work. And the experts say bullying costs businesses more than $200 billion a year due to decreased productivity, increased absenteeism and […]
Intermittent FMLA leave is a giant thorn in the side of HR people everywhere. But not all intermittent leave requests are equal. Here’s a look at some of the most common scenarios, and how to handle them. The FMLA allows employers some flexibility in granting different kinds of intermittent leave. Employees are entitled to take […]
No question, the feds have gotten a lot more aggressive in enforcing laws against pregnancy discrimination. And employers shouldn’t expect that business considerations will serve as a shield against prosecution.
Workplace harassment is virtually an epidemic these days — the EEOC says a third of the nearly 100,000 charges it receives annually now include a harassment allegation. But the agency’s taking steps to help both workers and managers handle the problem.
The feds do allow companies to employ “negative incentives” to boost wellness program participation. But as this case proves, you’ve got to tread carefully.
The DOL has already been granted two extensions in submitting its final brief to the Fith Circuit Court of Appeals for the final overtime rule, but it looks like that still wasn’t enough.
Firing staff members is stressful – which is why so many HR pros sometimes hurry the process along to get it over with. But that’s a big mistake.
Performance reviews. Everybody agrees that the old approach — sit the employee down and tell them where they’ve been underperforming for the past 12 months — just doesn’t work. So what does?