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January 2018 Archives

Giving references without liability for defamation

Nearly every employer has faced the same dilemma at one time or another: They've had to fire a bad employee. Then, a few weeks or months later, they get a phone call from another business owner asking for a good reference for that former employee. What do you do?

The hazards of playing hooky

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) protects a worker's livelihood when they need to go on leave for family or medical reasons. It is a fairly self-descriptive law. The law however does not protect you from being terminated for using your leave for something other than recovery.

Women’s viewpoints on workplace discrimination in 2017

Gender discrimination is a widely debated subject. Many women sense that they are treated differently in their workplace than men. However, other women believe that discrimination is either fictional or necessary. Regardless of where you personally stand on the issue, researchers dedicated their efforts last year to take a snapshot of American opinions.