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How (and Why) to Write a Termination Letter

by Renee Mielnicki, Esquire We counsel a lot of our employers on how to conduct a termination involving an employee. One source of confusion that occurs during this process is what to say in a letter to an employee that … Continue reading

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Why Every Employer Should Have an Employee Handbook

by Laura Pokrzywa As most employers know all too well, the number and cost of employment-related law suits continue to rise each year. In 2016, more than 10 percent of small to mid-size businesses faced an employment charge of discrimination … Continue reading

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Attendance Policies – There is More to Them than Meets the Eye

by Nancy Owen, PHR Many organizations have debated about attendance policies over the years. Is it better to have a traditional attendance policy, a no-fault attendance policy, or no attendance policy at all? For that matter, should attendance be treated … Continue reading

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Avoiding the Pitfalls of Political Discussions in the Workplace

by Nancy Owen, PHR If we take a look at the current state of politics in our country, it may be worth reminding your employees that some discussions can offend and are best left out of the workplace. Political discussions … Continue reading

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A Winning Team Starts with Your Interview Process

by Derek Ross With the NFL Draft a few weeks ago and the NBA Draft approaching, it got me thinking about how teams draft or “hire” the right players or “candidates”. One of the first steps in choosing the best … Continue reading

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Is “driving” listed as a requirement on your job descriptions?

by Laura Pokrzywa If you have employees who are frequently on the road for the company (sales reps, traveling technicians, executives, etc.), you should take heed from a recent court case (Stephenson v. Pfizer, Inc.). The U.S. Court of Appeals … Continue reading

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HUT, HUT . . . TAKE A HIKE!

by Renee Mielnicki, Esq.    Even though I’m really not a football fan, I sure enjoy the employment law lessons that the sport continues to teach us. In October of 2015, the University of Southern California (USC) fired Steve Sarkisian, its … Continue reading

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Employment Applications: What Every Employer Should Know

by Laura Pokrzywa The hiring process has been compared to dating. You usually have to talk to a lot of people before you find the right one. Unlike dating, however, when you are considering candidates for an open position, there … Continue reading

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Legalized Marijuana and the Workplace

by Renee Mielnicki, Esq. Call me a lawyer nerd, but I find the impact of the ever expanding state legalization of marijuana on the workplace interesting. Several issues are involved with this subject and I find them all fascinating. If … Continue reading

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Managing a Multicultural Workplace

With today’s global economy and the growing ethnic and racial diversity found throughout the country, multicultural workplaces are becoming the norm for many employers. Diversity in the workplace can create a positive, dynamic working environment for all employees. But, it … Continue reading

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