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This webinar discusses the various issues to consider not only when making the decision to terminate, but also in the weeks and months leading up to that point. CHICAGO (PRWEB) AUGUST 05, 2019 Whether an employee is being let go due to poor performance or serious misconduct, chances are that he or she may take issue with the company’s decision. In the event the terminated employee decides to visit the nearest Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Office or meet with a plaintiff’s attorney, you want to make sure you have taken steps to minimize risk and give your organization its best chance…
A Small Business Guide to Unemployment Insurance By Sue Marquette Poremba, Contributing Writer; July 26, 2019 12:30 pm EST Tero Vesalainen/Shutterstock No one plans to lose their job. However, when a small business owner closes their doors because of retirement, relocation or poor sales, employees quickly become former employees. Unemployment insurance gives your employees some financial security while they look for a new job. There is a lot of confusion surrounding unemployment insurance, such as who pays for it, who is eligible, and if you can opt out of providing this benefit. Our guide answers questions about unemployment insurance, the tax…
When your game-changing idea is shaking up established industries and attracting customers left and right, protecting that idea, is probably high on your list. So how do you prevent your trade secrets—and your database of clients—from falling into the wrong hands? Many companies rely on a non-compete agreement. Also known as a covenant not to compete, the document states that your employees will not start a competing business or work for a competitor for a specific period of time after they leave your company. While these agreements may seem like a good idea, they’ve been roundly lambasted for being unfair—and…
HR leaders have long been exhorted to “think strategically” in order to get that coveted “seat at the table.” But strategic means different things to different people. In fact, HR leaders sometimes feel unnecessarily maligned—many, in fact, do think strategically but, perhaps, not in the same ways as their senior leaders expect them to. This blog examines the biggest strategic gaps that HR leaders should seek to close. What Does “Strategic” Mean? What does it mean to be strategic? In this context, it could be defined as engaging in actions designed to further organizational goals–Not simply HR goals, but organizational goals. For HR,…
Series: HR, TALENT MANAGEMENT & EMPLOYMENT LAW BOOT CAMP 2019 Compliance with federal (as well as state) wage and hour laws returned to the forefront towards the end of the Obama administration when it appeared that the salary threshold that applied to exempt employees would be increased significantly. While the proposed change will not happen, the Trump administration has signaled that the threshold will nonetheless likely increase. Regardless of where the new threshold lands, employers must nonetheless be mindful of the risks posed by misclassifying individuals as exempt as well as by a host of practices that can imperil otherwise…
Date And TimeThu, May 9, 20193:00 PM – 6:00 PM CDTLocationUBS TOWER – Michigan Room (2nd floor)1 North Upper Wacker DriveChicago, IL 60606 You’re invited to join Resolution Economic’s panel of experts in survey research and the legal field where they will discuss how to effectively design and use surveys in connection with litigation including: • Survey design basics• Best practices for identifying and minimizing biases• Using survey design techniques in crafting depositions and interrogatory questions• Review of key legal decisions involving surveys All attorneys in attendance will receive 1.25 CLE credit hours.All events will take place at the UBS Tower:…
CHICAGO (PRWEB) MARCH 19, 2019 About the Series: No employer—whether large, medium or small—is immune from the reach of federal, state and/or local employment laws and regulations. Now, more than ever, employers should consider taking a proactive approach to auditing their employment practices and policies so that they can better respond when issues arise. This webinar series approaches the employer-employee relationship from beginning to end, with programs covering the most important steps along the way. About the Episode: Understanding what you can and cannot say during interviews and how to respond when a candidate volunteers information that may be considered “off…
Human resources professionals are assessing termination procedures following the February workplace shootings at the Henry Pratt Co. manufacturing plant in Aurora, Illinois. Michelle Lee, HR director for the Wynright Corp. in Elk Grove, Illinois, noted, “While we review and evaluate our policies on a regular basis, this situation emphasizes the importance of protecting our employees. We are going to partner more with local law enforcement to ensure they understand the make-up of our facilities and employee population. In some cases, we may have them on premises for risky terminations.” Courtney Templin, president of the Chicago chapter of the Society for…
The Basics of Employment Policies, Handbooks & Contracts; 12/19; 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.; City Hall, 121 N. La Salle St – 8th Floor, Room 805; Presented by Charles Krugel Learn about the reasons to have, or not have, employee policies, handbooks & contracts with employees. Management side labor & employment attorney Charles Krugel will discuss with you the basics of policies & handbooks, such as what policies to have, how to communicate those policies, & whether or not to restrict employees from working for your competitors or soliciting your customers or employees away from you. City of Chicago | Department of…