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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.

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.

Designing a Progressive Discipline Policy

03/07/2016
White Paper published by The HR Specialist ______________________ The most reliable way to protect your organization from wrongful termination charges is to establish and enforce a system of progressive discipline. Having such a structure in place, and making it clear to all supervisors that they are expected to abide by it, is your best defense […]

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.

You don’t have to wait for prosecution: Go ahead and fire violent worker

02/25/2016
Has an employee been arrested for threatening behavior involving a co-worker? You don’t have to wait for the criminal trial and conviction to discipline the employee. You don’t even have to reconsider if police drop the charges. What matters is that you have an honest belief the worker broke company conduct rules—even if you end up being wrong.

Document all the details that influence your decision to discipline

01/29/2016
One of the easiest ways to get in legal trouble is to discipline two employees differently for breaking the same rule.

No employment protection for abuse victims

01/29/2016
A federal court has refused to expand common law workplace protection for victims of domestic abuse.

University budget crisis justified tenure cut

01/28/2016
Professors who teach at public institutions and have tenure are generally protected from job cuts. But under some circumstances, they still may lose their jobs.

Employee claims bias after transgender dispute

01/28/2016
A woman fired from a Children’s Lighthouse Learning Center franchise in Katy, Texas, is suing her former employer after refusing to address a transgender child as a male.