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Resignations

Low-wage resignations are reshaping labor market

11/02/2021
“The Great Resignation” moniker probably overstates the magnitude of the job changes roiling the labor market. However, the employees who are seeking new jobs demand employer attention, according to a new report by the Mercer consulting firm.

The Great Resignation: What it means for you

10/21/2021
Every economic era comes with a label. In the 1930s, there was the Great Depression. The Great Recession followed the housing and stock crashes of 2008. Now we have a new moniker, this one tailored to the market-shaping power of the coronavirus.

Survey: 68% of employers worry about talent exodus

08/31/2021
68% of companies report a concern about an exodus of talent. Asked by outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas what is fueling workers’ desire to leave, 75% of employers cited a desire for more flexibility and 59% cite worker burnout.

Exit checklist: When teleworkers terminate

04/22/2021
You probably have a plan in place dictating what happens when an employee quits. But with so many employees working remotely, traditional exit interviews and the accompanying rituals may slip through the cracks. Here’s how to safeguard your intellectual and real property in a work-from-home world.

Half of quits might have been preventable

04/06/2021
Fifty-two percent of employees who voluntarily quit their jobs say their manager or organization could have done something to convince them to stay, according to a Gallup poll.

How to protect your company’s data when letting go of a remote employee

05/21/2020
An astounding 87% of employees take company data with them on their way out the door. How can businesses protect their data when laying off employees who are currently working from home? Your checklist should include the following steps after an employee gives notice.

Worker leaving? Think before you make counteroffer

01/22/2020
Neither lashing out at the employee nor panicking over having to fill an empty slot will help. Instead, start with some hardnosed considerations.

Court refused to extend filing deadline

01/08/2020
Courts often give leeway to employees who try to represent themselves. However, except in unusual circumstances, that rarely extends to providing additional time to sue.

Mere threat of discipline is no reason to quit

11/30/2019
Employees who quit can still sue their employers just as if they had been fired for an unlawful reason—under very limited circumstances.

Talk it out to avert constructive discharge suit

06/04/2019
Workers can sometimes quit and sue, alleging they were “constructively discharged.” To win such a lawsuit, the former employee must show that a hypothetical reasonable employee would have felt just as compelled to quit had she experienced the same adverse working conditions.