Imagine this: A company tells some of its former employees, “We put too much in your severance check. Please give the extra amount back.”
Our team of experts fields real-life, everyday questions from HR managers and gives practical answers that can be applied by any HR pro in the same situation. Today’s topic: Asking laid-off employees to sign a non-compete in exchange for severance pay.
It’s official. Iowa’s highest court has ruled — again — that a dentist did not break the law when he fired an employee because she was too attractive.
A flurry of lawsuits over botched severance agreements has prompted the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to issue a guide that can help keep employers out of trouble.
Employees may find it easier to bring sexual harassment and workplace discrimination cases against employers, thanks to Google workers’ success in driving change at the tech giant. The company announced it has ended the practice of requiring workers to sign arbitration clauses in order to work for Google. Those changes were launched after Google employees […]
It’s one of the biggest challenges a line manager can face: Keeping engagement, performance and morale high during times of change. And, Lord knows, there’s an awful lot of change afoot in American business today.
The first Monday in October’s come and gone — meaning the Supreme Court’s back in session. And there are several key cases on the docket that employers will want to keep an eye on.
Does a Reduction in Force (RIF) loom in your future? Many HR professionals say yes – and it’s a task they dread. After all, no one wants to deliver life-altering news or have to manage a RIF. Yet, an unprecedented number of HR professionals and company leaders have to do it these days. For instance, […]
Now’s the time to decide whether your employer falls under Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code. The deadline for complying is Jan. 1.
It’s normal for employees to have an emotional reaction when they find out they’re losing their jobs. But these workers went way beyond normal:
According to one recent report, the staffing forecast for next year may be even worse than many have expected.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission just came out with a document that some are calling “How to Sue Your Employer.” Rather than cursing (and hiding) the document, employers might be better served by using its contents to avoid a lawsuit.
So you’ve decided to let Bob go, and you’re offering him the severance amount set forth in your written policies. He signs the severance agreement, waiving his right to make any claims against his former employer. Later, he files discrimination charges with the EEOC. Can you stop paying his severance?
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