Tag: Terminations


COVID-19 Layoffs Can Cause Partial Retirement Plan Termination

January 7, 2021

Via: HR Hero

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to “shelter-at-home” proclamations from state and local governments, causing many nonessential businesses to shut down temporarily. Employers have handled the crisis in varying ways, some by temporarily paying employees to stay home, others by laying […]

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Layoff Anxiety and Approaches to Termination

January 28, 2020

Via: HR Hero

There is a lot of talk about the upcoming recession. That and other factors have made a lot of employees afraid that they might soon be laid off. The term for this fear is “layoff anxiety.” I recently had a […]

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Firing Drummer Was a Protected Act of Free Expression

March 21, 2019

Via: HR Hero

We are often asked whether being an “at-will” employer means a company can terminate somebody for a discriminatory reason—for example, because she is a woman or a person of color. The answer is no. The at-will-employment doctrine does not protect […]

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Can You Terminate an Employee on FMLA Leave?

June 5, 2018

Via: HR Hero

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides job-protected leave benefits. This generally means that when an employee qualifies for and takes FMLA leave, his or her job (or an equivalent) must be available to return to at the end […]