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Resignations

‘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 …

Designing a Progressive Discipline Policy

03/07/2016
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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?

What to do when an employee quits without notice

09/23/2015
Though you can’t control the actions of the employee or force him to stay in a job, you can mitigate the aftermath with a few smart steps.

Employee quitting for medical reasons? Consider offering accommodation

09/01/2015

Employees who quit their jobs for “necessitous and compelling” reasons may still be eligible for unemployment compensation benefits. Quitting because of medical problems sometimes qualifies. That’s why employers should consider offering accommodations if an employee says he needs to quit for medical reasons. An accommodation offer may mean there’s no “necessitous and compelling” reason to quit.

Lawsuit repellent: Promotion, praise, pay raise

07/24/2015
Employers that praise employees for a job well done and provide pay increases along with promotions rarely lose so-called constructive discharge lawsuits. That’s because an employee who has been praised and rewarded will have a tough time claiming her working conditions were so onerous that she had to quit.

Settlement deal required resignation? No unemployment benefits for former employee

07/22/2015

Workers whose employers make it unbearable to come to work are still eligible for unemployment compensation. That’s called constructive discharge. But what about an employee who files an EEOC complaint alleging unbearable working conditions and then settles the case for a lump-sum payment in exchange for resigning? According to a recent Minnesota decision, that’s a voluntary resignation, blocking benefits.

How to challenge an unemployment claim

07/19/2015
Unemployment insurance benefits are designed to help employees who lose their jobs through no fault of their own. Since employers pay into the fund that pays out unemployment benefits, it’s in your interest to contest benefits for undeserving former employees. Here’s how to go about doing so.

Get the Most Out of Exit Interviews

04/25/2015
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