Does allowing telecommuting make it more difficult to fire employees?

The answer like the majority of questions in HR is “It depends” as articulated in an article by Daniel Schwarz of Jackson Lewis in his discussion of the case Hostettler v. College of Wooster, in the 6th District Court of Appeals (Ohio.) The case According to Schwarz, the employee in question was suffering from recovering …

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“No Fault” Attendance Policies Must be Managed

A lot of companies like to use “no-fault” attendance policies because they are easier to administer, generally easy to understand, reduces the chances of favoritism, doesn’t require a lot of policing of reasons for absences and treats the employees as adults by making them responsible for their actions. If only it was really that easy …

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The Seven Reasons You Can Dock an Exempt Employee

  A consistent error I find when I take on a new client is that they improperly dock the pay of exempt employees. That is one Fair Labor Standards Act “no-no.” For the most part you CANNOT dock the pay of exempt employees, but there are seven (7) exceptions to that. Here they are the …

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