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The prospect of corrective action or termination makes a lot of managers nervous. That’s understandable. For employees, being disciplined or losing their job can be anything from moderately embarrassing to financially devastating, but it’s rarely a happy occasion. For the employers, these actions always come...

Even with video conferencing and messaging apps, fully involving remote employees in team and company meetings remains a challenge. There may be no replacing the experience of being physically in the room, but you can take steps to make these meetings more productive and inclusive....

The U.S. Dept. of Labor considers any break lasting less than 20 minutes to be for the benefit of the employer.   Accordingly, those breaks must be paid. However, unauthorized extensions of authorized breaks do not need to be counted as hours worked if the employer has...

There’s no easy formula to fixing all cultural problems because each workplace is unique. The rules and traditions that lead one team to success might bring a different team to ruin. Some teams will thrive in a highly centralized environment, while others will reach new...

An up-to-date, compliant handbook is a viable first line of defense against huge litigation costs. The implementation of clear, concise policies that employees understand and managers apply consistently can help employees feel like they are being treated fairly and can reduce the number of claims...

The importance of documenting performance problems as they occur cannot be overstated. Although this requires meeting with the employee and discussing the issue, which will almost certainly be uncomfortable, it’s an employer’s best defense to a wrongful termination claim should the employee feel litigious after...