Maybe in a perfect world, companies wouldn't need Human Resources functions. But in this world, we do.… Continue Reading
Chris Christie's "Bridgegate" scandal has three lessons that apply to all workplaces.… Continue Reading
Counterpoint to last week: Four reasons why employees should not be too quick to sue their employers.… Continue Reading
Employers who provide bad reference information about former employees can be vulnerable to claims for defamation, retaliation, and state anti-blacklisting statutes.
However, there are occasions when it is prudent to provide more than "Name, rank, and serial number" to (1) avoid incurring liability when a bad employee does something really, really bad at his next workplace, and (2) maintain good relations with your fellow employers by providing judicious warnings about the bad apples.… Continue Reading