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Resignations

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‘Resign or be fired’: Humane offer or a risky ultimatum?

06/12/2017
Presenting an employee the option to resign or get fired may fall under the no-good-deed-goes-unpunished category. As a new ruling shows, such ultimatums might ultimately give you ulcers in court.

Termination? Consider offering severance in exchange for waiving right to sue

03/03/2017
Just letting an employee sign a resignation letter instead of being terminated won’t always prevent her from suing you.

Subordinate’s hair comment doesn’t justify lawsuit

11/11/2016
It takes more than a handful of incidents to create hostility, even if they could be viewed as offensive and not appropriate for the workplace.

How to get the most from your exit interviews

10/27/2016
From both sides of the table, exit interviews are not a comfortable situation. But organizations can gain a lot of valuable information that can help improve the workplace culture and reduce turnover.

Conduct legally smart exit interviews

08/31/2016
Knowing why employees leave is crucial to finding the cause for turnover. Exit interviews can be a great tool to obtain that feedback. However, take care to minimize legal liability during those meetings.

The 5-step plan for handling an employee’s 2-weeks’ notice

08/06/2016
For a smooth exit that’s favorable to both employee and employer, follow these steps for any departure.

Resignation without explanation? That means no unemployment benefits

08/01/2016
Employees who quit their jobs for a compelling reason but who don’t give their employers a chance to fix the problem aren’t eligible for unemployment compensation benefits.

‘Resign or be fired’ may be the riskiest offer

06/24/2016
Have you ever presented an employee the option to resign or get fired? Maybe you believed you were helping the employee to graciously exit the workplace without the embarrassment of a 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 …

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?
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