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Discipline / Investigations

How to Document Employee Performance

05/19/2016
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Document each step of every investigation

05/13/2016
As soon as you hear a supervisor complain that an employee isn’t performing well, start keeping detailed records of your efforts to investigate.

False complaints? You must discipline

05/12/2016
Plenty of employees have lots of legal savvy—enough to believe that filing a complaint might amount to a “get out of jail free” card.

Act fast to shut down bosses who insult, demean and harass their subordinates

05/10/2016
Are you hearing complaints that a particular manager is insulting subordinates to the point where it might be considered harassment? Don’t ignore the situation.

4 tips for responding to employee rants and raves

05/10/2016
Disciplinary and termination meetings are emotionally charged events that carry the potential for legal troubles.

When it comes to discipline, details matter–and so does consistency and fairness

05/03/2016
Employers that discipline workers consistently and fairly hardly ever get sued. On the rare occasions they do face a lawsuit, they don’t often lose.

Key to beating bias suits: Consistent discipline

05/03/2016
Make sure you equally and consistently punish all employees who break the same rules.

2 employees, 1 offense? Discipline equally

04/08/2016
When two employees are involved in the same misconduct, be sure to discipline both, otherwise you could have yourself a discrimination case.

How to Wipe Out Fraud and Abuse Under FMLA

03/24/2016

The medical certification process is your most potent weapon for combating potential FMLA fraud. But obtaining a certification is only the first fraud-stopping step. Here are 10 more things you can do to keep employees from gaming the FMLA system.

Conduct careful investigation after public employees’ leak of damaging information

03/08/2016
Public employers have a special Constitutional responsibility that private-sector employers don’t have.