Firing 101 Part 6—9 Questions to Ask Before the Termination Meeting

In the 6th installment of our Firing 101 series, Stephen Bruce discusses the nine questions you should answer before your next termination meeting. Termination meetings are tough enough already. You don’t want any additional surprises. These nine questions will help you ensure that you are prepared.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) to Work: Balancing Security with Employee Privacy

One of the biggest concerns for employers who are considering implementing a BYOD workplace policy is balancing the need to protect company information with employee privacy. Mario Bordogna of Steptoe & Johnson, PLLC provides practical advice for employers who have or are considering a BYOD work environment to an audience of HR professionals and employers […]

How Will Your BYOD Policy Address Employee’s Lost or Stolen Device?

What action should an employer take if an employee’s personal device containing confidential employer information is lost or stolen? Mario Bordogna of Steptoe & Johnson, PLLC explains an employer’s options in this ‘doomsday scenario’ of a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) to work environment to an audience of HR professionals and employers at the Advanced […]

How DOMA/Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Impacts Taxes & Employee Benefits

The Supreme Court’s ruling on DOMA/same-sex marriage has major tax implications and creates significant changes for many employers and their benefit plans. Ben Conley of Seyfarth Shaw LLP ( explains the impact of the ruling and what employers need to know at BLR’s Advanced Employment Issues Symposium (AEIS) in Orlando, Florida.  Learn more about AEIS […]

How HR Can Make Employee Benefits Communications More Effective

With benefits accounting for 30% of compensation spending for most organizations, employers want to make sure their ROI is as high as possible, and want employees to understand–and appreciate–the value of their benefits.  Carla McCormick, Vice President of Health Management Solutions for Fallon Benefits Group, provides practical, low-cost solutions to make your employee benefits communications […]

Should You Play or Pay? ACA’s Employer Sledgehammer Penalty Explained

Employers must soon decide whether they are going to ‘play or pay’ under the Affordable Care Act (known as ACA or health care reform). Under this particular provision, employers with 50 or more employees face penalties if they don’t offer health insurance coverage or if the coverage they offer is insufficient.  The penalty for not […]

Important Components of an Effective Workplace Gun Policy

What are the important components an employer’s gun or firearm policy that will make it effective? Charles S. Plumb of McAfee & Taft ( provided information that could both limit your liability in the event of workplace violence involving firearm– as well as reduce the possibility of such violence–to an audience at BLR’s  Advanced Employment […]

Guns in the Workplace and Employer Liability for Violence

What is an employer’s liability when there is workplace violence involving guns?  Charlie S. Plumb of McAfee & Taft ( explored this topic and provided considerations for employers on the topic of workplace gun policies and their enforcement at the recent Advanced Employment Issues Symposium (AEIS) in Orlando, Florida.  Learn more about AEIS at