Last chance agreements make firing safer

  • March 14, 2017

A last chance agreement can help solidify a termination because it puts the employee subject to the agreement on different footing than other employees.

What are the legal risks of layoffs?

  • September 14, 2016

Q. In recent months, a sharp decline in revenue has forced us to consider downsizing. What are the legal risks associated with a layoff, and how can we minimize them?

Arbitration decisions tend to stick

  • September 09, 2016

There’s a downside to agreeing to decide disciplinary matters in arbitration. Once you agree to have your decisions second-guessed in arbitration, don’t...

Firing? Never blast the departing employee

  • November 02, 2015

When announcing a termination, make sure no one says anything that’s potentially defamatory. Keep the announcement professional and don’t make gratuitous...

Don’t fire EAP counselor for backing worker

  • September 01, 2015

Most employers outsource employee assistance plans, which offer confidential counseling to help workers deal with personal problems, work-related stress and other...