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Terminations

38% willing to quit without another job lined up

01/25/2022
As employers continue to grapple with retention, a new Korn Ferry survey shows that employees are not waiting for a safety net before they say “I quit!”

Snapshot: Who’s quitting to gain the flexibility to work anywhere?

01/11/2022
Baby boomers are quitting for the option to work from anywhere at nearly twice the rate of their younger colleagues.

Snapshot: Who’s looking to jump ship?

12/23/2021
41% of workers say they plan to look for a new job in the first six months of 2022.

Cost of an age-biased layoff plan: $2.25 million

12/22/2021
If you are planning to terminate many employees in a reduction in force, be sure to assess the possible adverse impact the RIF might have on older workers—anyone age 40 or older.

Beware firing during employee’s FMLA leave

12/22/2021
Generally, employers are free to punish or terminate workers even while on job-protected leave like FMLA if they discover during that time away that the employee wasn’t doing his job. But there’s a caveat. You must be able to show the court that you would have done the same thing if the employee hadn’t taken leave

Why is America ‘the land of quitters’?

12/20/2021
Resignations continue to run at record levels this winter. But the motives for all these departures aren’t new.

Griping about low pay isn’t always protected activity

12/09/2021
Countless federal laws make it illegal for employers to retaliate against employees for engaging in protected activities such as reporting alleged discrimination or unfair labor practices. However, not all employee complaints earn protection against retaliation.

How not to lay off employees

12/09/2021
If you ever have to lay off hundreds of employees, don’t do it the way the CEO of Better.com did on Dec. 1.

No need to tell employee why she was fired

11/29/2021
When terminating an employee, you don’t necessarily have to explain the exact reason for your decision. However, you must still document your rationale at the time you decide to fire. If the employee sues, a court will want to see when and why you arrived at the decision, all documented at the time.

Can you fire employee for saying, “Let’s go, Brandon!”?

11/18/2021
Southwest Airlines is investigating a pilot for saying, “Let’s go, Brandon!” during an in-flight announcement. Southwest sent a reminder to staff that “public expressions of personal opinions while on duty is unacceptable.”