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Employees May Not "Like" You on Facebook, But That's Not Grounds for Termination

by Krista N. H ardwick & Clay D. Creps An employer's right to monitor and restrict what its employees say about the company on websites such as Facebook, Twitter and personal blogs may have drastically changed. The National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB") has just surprisingly found...

Uneven Discipline May Mean Big Headaches and Bigger Lawsuits

A longtime employee of the Secretary of State's office in Illinois claimed that two white managers targeted him for termination because he is black, and two white employees, one of whom was his supervisor, received lesser discipline even though they had engaged in the same alleged misconduct. ...

Let Employees Have Their Say When Disciplining

When you counsel or discipline employees, do you give them a chance to have their say? For example, does your written discipline or performance review forms provide space for employees to explain their side of the story? If your answer is akin to, "It won't change the outcome, so why bother...