TERMINATIONS

COBRA coverage debatable after firing for misconduct

05/09/2016
Employees fired for misconduct are not eligible for continued health insurance.

Warn managers: If you slander former employees, you can expect to be sued

05/09/2016
A salacious Wall Street story illustrates the cost of bad-mouthing a former employee.

Sometimes Facebook posts can lead to discipline

05/09/2016
Despite recent court rulings, some social media items can be bad enough to warrant termination.

Employee quit? Record of conversation can save you if he files for unemployment

05/01/2016

Employees who quit aren’t eligible for unemployment compensation in Ohio. Yet the same employee who impetuously announces he’s had enough and won’t be back just might file for benefits anyway ...

NLRB says it's OK to cuss out your boss

04/18/2016
A company has been ordered to rehire workers fired for profane notes.

Not contesting unemployment: legal or illegal?

04/14/2016
Q. We have a challenging employee who is not really a poor performer, but is generally disliked by her co-workers. She is a gossip and games the system on our attendance policy. She seems to needlessly start minor squabbles with other employees. Recently, this employee approached HR and offered to resign if the company would agree not to fight her request for unemployment. We feel like this is a good opportunity to get rid of a problem employee without terminating her, and unemployment benefits would be a small price to pay. Is there any reason why we shouldn’t accept her resignation and agree to not challenge her unemployment claim?

Why employees steal, and how to handle it

04/13/2016
It can be as small as office supplies or as big as an embezzlement scheme, but your employees are likely stealing something from your company.

How much can you restrict off-duty conduct?

04/13/2016
Regulating workers' off-duty activites is a slippery slope that can land you in deep legal waters.

Considering rehiring? Ask how he left before

04/06/2016
How a worker handles his or her resignation may be good reason to refuse to rehire that worker later.

Keep exit clear during termination meeting

03/30/2016
Terminating an employee is never easy. Plan the meeting in a way that’s private; and don’t prevent the employee from leaving.

Keep discharge meeting short and simple

03/29/2016
Deliver discharge news at a short and focused meeting. Remind everyone that the purpose is to let the worker know he has been discharged and obtain badges and other company property. Don’t be goaded into an argument.

Don't add fuel when you fire: 6 tips for terminations

03/10/2016
If you supervise employees in any capacity, there will come a time when you need to let someone go. Here are some tips for making the best of a bad situation.

Poor behavior? Deal with it by documenting it

03/09/2016
Do you have an angry, dissatisfied employee that no supervisor seems capable of making happy? Then document any behavior that demonstrates the employee is difficult or insubordinate and discipline accordingly.

Employee gave two weeks' notice--can we just terminate him right away?

03/02/2016
Q. An employee has recently provided two weeks’ notice of his intent to resign. Can I tell the worker that he or she is not needed for the two weeks and avoid paying him for that time?

OK to fire pregnant worker for good cause

03/02/2016
Are you afraid to discipline, or even discharge, a pregnant employee? You shouldn’t be, as long as you have a rock-solid reason unrelated to pregnancy.
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