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Practical Tips for Maintaining Dignity During Termination Meetings: Everybody Wins

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

This past week, the nation was shocked with yet another senseless act of violence in the workplace. On Monday, a disgruntled former employee, walked into his former employer’s job site and killed 5 of his former co-workers...more

Fired For My Firearm? I’ll Sue!

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

As if employers already did not have enough reasons to have to think through termination decisions carefully, here is yet another “trigger” word that should make employers think twice about plans to discipline or fire an...more

It’s Time for Employers Go to the Next Level In Preventing Workplace Violence

by Fisher Phillips on

I recently met with an international company which has armed security responders at some facilities, guards at others, and nothing at public establishments among its diverse operations. We talked about protecting lone...more

Six Proven Tactics To Help Avoid The "Ticking Time Bomb" Employee

by Fisher Phillips on

Each new headline in the news describing the latest workplace violence tragedy reminds managers and human resources executives of their tremendous responsibilities in attempting to help prevent such senseless acts....more

Corporate Divorce Series: An Employment Relationship Fail

Few of us can honestly say that our job never disappoints us and the same can probably be said of personal relationships. But how do you know when you are in a failed employment relationship and what do you do about it?...more

When Employees Solve Problems With Their Fists

by Fisher Phillips on

Generally speaking, human resources professionals and business executives have become quite adept at dealing with employee claims for illegal harassment. For example, just about any HR manager can provide a definition of a...more

Investigating Employee Complaints of Workplace Bullying

Workplace bullying is once again receiving significant media attention after a Miami Dolphins offensive lineman, Jonathan Martin, lodged allegations of bullying and harassment by fellow lineman Richie Incognito and other...more

Zombies, Ghouls, and Unpaid Wage Claims: The Top 5 HR Horrors This Season

As the group that shepherds employees from the application stage through the end of the employment relationship, human resources (HR) departments administer programs and policies that could greatly impact a company if a...more

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