Can a worker who was laid-off get his job back from his former employer? Why do employers lower workers’ salary ranges? SHRM President and Chief Executive Officer Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, answers HR questions as part of a series for USA Today.
An employee’s behavior may make it clear that he or she should be fired, but don’t rush the decision. Using a termination checklist can help HR teams conduct pre-termination investigations and make sure they avoid discrimination or wrongful firing claims.
At-will employment in New York City’s fast-food industry is slated to come to an end this summer. An ordinance signed into law Jan. 5 requires employers to fire workers for “just cause” following progressive discipline, and prohibits significantly cutting employees’ hours.
Political expression can take many forms at work—from banter to shouting matches. Off-duty political expression runs the gamut too, from yard signs to unlawful activity, such as what the nation witnessed on Jan. 6 at the U.S. Capitol building. When can employees who’ve engaged in disruptive political expression be disciplined?
A newly elected township assessor who allegedly fired a group of employees due to their political support for the incumbent township assessor was not entitled to qualified immunity from personal liability for First Amendment claims, according to the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
The Louisiana Supreme Court reversed a district court’s decision to reinstate an assistant fire chief who was fired for misrepresenting his whereabouts during the workday.