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Terminations

Contract lapse can trigger employment suit

09/29/2022
Some employers assume that if they provide time-limited employment contracts, they can let those contracts expire without worrying about being sued for workplace discrimination. After all, when an employer and an individual sign a contract with an end date, it should follow that once that date comes and goes, neither has an obligation to the other, right?

Snapshot: Trend shift: Millennials now on the chopping block

09/20/2022
After suffering through the Great Recession and the pandemic, when the Great Resignation came along, millennials were among those who switched jobs for a better deal. Now they are among the most laid off.

Twin perils: ‘Quiet quitting’ and ‘quiet firing’

09/15/2022
Two buzzwords have been making the rounds in HR. “Quiet quitting” describes the practice of employees doing the bare minimum required of their jobs, not caring if they get fired. Then there’s “quiet firing,” which describes the flip-side—when employers passively try to push employees out the door Both practices carry huge risks for employers.

Employee sleepwalks into co-worker’s hotel room: Do you terminate or accommodate?

08/18/2022
Here’s one they probably didn’t teach you in HR school…

Despite recession risk, 31% of workers plan to quit

07/26/2022
Even as signs of a forthcoming recession mount, the Great Resignation’s momentum continues. A new survey by The Conference Board reveals that one-third of workers are still actively looking for a new job.

Beware legal hazards of terminating remote employees

07/19/2022
For the first time, a significant number of remote employees may be included in layoffs. Layoffs of remote employees present unique legal hazards for employers.

4 in 10 employees will seek new jobs this year

06/28/2022
Staff turnover will continue to trouble employers, new research from outplacement firm Robert Half shows. According to the company’s biannual Job Optimism Survey of more than 2,400 workers in the U.S., 41% of respondents said they are currently looking or plan to look for a new job in the second half of 2022.

Should you use written termination letters?

06/24/2022
While no federal law requires it, a few states do require employees to provide some notice of separation. But silence is not golden in terminations—it will only breed suspicion that the firing was unfair and possibly illegal. Even if it’s not required, termination letters can help prevent liability and create a clear paper trail in case you’re sued.

Can you fire employee for her Facebook post?

06/24/2022
American employees often think they have unfettered free-speech rights to say whatever they want (online or in-person) and it won’t have any impact on their employment. Not true. If employees say (or post) inappropriate, racist or obscene things—even in their free time—it can cost them their jobs.

7 reasons why employees disengage and quit

06/24/2022
Think of your employees as all sitting in the same rowboat. You like to think they’re all pulling hard on those oars together. But based on recent Gallup polling, only about a third of employees (34%) are busting their butts (actively engaged).