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Employee Gives Two Weeks’ Notice: Do We Have to Pay?

Q An employee recently put in her two weeks’ notice, but her manager went ahead and removed her from the schedule. Are we obligated to pay her for the time she was scheduled to work in those two weeks?

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Protecting Data from Departing Employees (or Why I Love Auditing and Access Restrictions)

Countless formal and informal studies show that most employees retain at least some company data when they leave a job. The reasons vary from the benign (such as when an employee inadvertently keeps a work flash drive) to the more malicious (such as in the case of an employee’s deliberate theft of company trade secrets […]

Pros and Cons of Exit Interviews

Does your organization routinely conduct exit interviews with departing employees? Some employers swear this is a great way to garner knowledge about how to improve the organization and reduce future turnover. Others feel it’s unlikely to gain real insights because departing employees no longer have an incentive to help. Let’s take a look at some […]

EEOC Chair Not Seeing Wave of Harassment Claims in Wake of #MeToo

With the #MeToo movement continuing to gain steam, an increase in the number of sexual harassment claims made to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) might be expected. And although the EEOC chair says that hasn’t been the case, at least slow change may be on the way.

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Gathering Information Before the Door Hits Employees on the Way Out

The end of employment is a hectic time for HR. You have to document the reasons for the employee’s departure, deal with benefits issues, and ensure that the soon-to-be-ex-employee’s final paycheck is accurate. Sometimes, you’re simply relieved to get the departing employee out the door. Before you kick him to the curb, however, you should […]

Disgruntled employees: What are the risks, what are the remedies?

HR professionals know the tips and tricks to keep from making bad hires. There’s never any certainty, but smart professionals armed with strong interviewing skills and solid job descriptions stand a better than good chance of weeding out bad hires on the front end. But what does the savvy HR pro do about “bad quits” […]

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Exit Signs: Employers Should Learn Lessons from Departing Employees

Job hunters are seeing glimmers of hope as the economy shows signs of rebound. Economic recovery is good news for everyone, but the downside for employers is that they may see some of their valuable employees taking advantage of an improving job market by looking for opportunities in new workplaces. When good people move on, […]