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Employee Relations

Document why you had to discipline difficult employees

01/08/2019
Some employees are competent but disruptive. At some point, you must decide: Is she worth keeping or is it time to terminate her? When making that decision, be sure to carefully document the disruptive behavior and which workplace rules she’s violating.

Track each supervisor’s disciplinary patterns

01/03/2019
Discrimination is often manifested by individual acts, not a systemic, organization-wide problem. That makes it important to track discipline by supervisor.

What is our obligation to warn about medical providers who are on probation?

12/22/2018
Q. We are a small medical practice. I heard that if one of our providers is subject to probation by their licensing boards, we must warn patients. Is this true?

Do this first to resolve conflict

12/21/2018
When you must mediate a conflict between co-workers or employees, before you do anything else, first decide if it is hot or cold.

Fed calls ‘ghosting’ a real economic factor

12/18/2018
It’s official: In today’s tight labor market, “ghosting” is a genuine staffing issue affecting employers, and it could become a drag on the economy.

Stop a crime, lose your job

12/18/2018
A CVS clerk and a pharmacist in Indiana have been fired for tackling and detaining a man who tried to steal oxycodone and then assaulted the pharmacist.

5 ways to stifle innovation

12/17/2018
The odds of a new product idea reaching full commercialization are less than 4%. And that is the best case. But, there are 5 sure-fire ways you can make certain innovation never sees the light of day at your company.

Years later, termination records still win cases

12/12/2018
There’s a good reason to retain the employment records of poor performers. In fact, the argument can be made that you should keep those records indefinitely.

Keep It Legal: January ’19

12/11/2018
Employee won’t sign? Never forge a signature.

Giving feedback to an underperformer

12/11/2018
Here are some guidelines to help you issue constructive feedback when it’s not so readily accepted.