Whatever else happens in 2020 it’s safe to assume it will forever be remembered as the year of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Despite there being a lot of information out there about the FFCRA, there still seems to be a lot of confusion. In this post, I endeavor to provide some clarity with relatively brief overviews […]
A member of the team you supervise is up for a promotion. You reject that team member as you feel s/he is not dependable. Specifically, s/he is out at least once every 2 weeks on what s/he calls “intermittent FMLA”. That same less-than-stellar attendance record provided support for his/her recent negative performance review. The employee […]
Woody Allen is credited with saying that 80% of success is showing up. That could certainly apply to the workplace. To be fair though, he made that comment in 1977 before remote work, telecommuting, video conferencing and similar technological advances were in existence. It’s clear that some jobs do not require physical presence on the […]
Suppose your employee tells you that his/her child has a severe neurological impairment that may occasionally require leaving work early to care for the child. Suppose the employee is still able to perform his/her job. Would you demote the employee based on the child’s diagnosis? What if you’re concerned that your employee won’t be as […]
Individual managers, officers, HR pros and the like can be held personally liable for certain employment law violations. How can that be? The company is the employer, not the manager. Don’t most of the relevant laws say so? Some of them do.