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How to legally deal with an employee’s post-termination ‘vent letter’

“Vent letters” are becoming more prevalent in the modern workplace. Here are some tips to help deal with this new trend, from attorney Adam Bartrom of Barnes & Thornburg.
Employee Relations

How to shift from managing performance to developing it

In the current workforce—where talent is in shorter supply, and the nature of work has undergone significant changes—organizations must focus on developing people, rather than rating them. This requires a shift to performance development.
HR Management

Was that a lack of training or common sense?

Employees discharged for unprofessional conduct sometimes try to blame their problems on a lack of training. They argue that they had no way of knowing that their transgressions were inappropriate. That won’t work if common sense would have told a reasonable person that their conduct was wrong.
Employment Law

Arbitration agreements only work if signed in advance

Don’t have an arbitration agreement in place? Don’t expect to implement one after an employee has filed a class-action lawsuit.

ICE promises 2,700 more I-9 sweeps before fall

If your I-9 forms aren’t in order, or if some of your employees may not be eligible to work in the United States, get ready for a visit from ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations unit.
Compensation & Benefits

Injured at company softball: Does he get workers’ comp?

Advice: Draw a clear line between the activity and your organization’s involvement.
Article Archives

$8 million award prompts Chipotle to settle

Cabinet departments propose new paths to apprenticeships

Immigration policy disagreements crowd out other legislative action

Snapshot: Employees who thought their onboarding process was great

What to expect: EEOC push on pregnancy bias

Big win for employers: Supreme Court rules arbitration agreements can prohibit class-action suits

Court: ‘Trump supporter’ isn’t a protected category

Unions win more elections during Trump administration

By the numbers: Women in the U.S. workforce

5 signs employees are ready to bolt

DOL efforts seek to train for skilled trades

Did Starbucks fail at communicating policy?

Minneapolis gears up to enforce Safe and Sick Time Ordinance

Court knocks down multi-state wage-and-hour class action

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