By: Rob Parker Sometimes an employee may become uncharacteristically difficult to work with because he/she is coping with a stressful personal matter. Sometimes you hire an employee who is difficult to work with from the start and remains that way through the course of his/her employment. So, what do you do if this particularly difficult […]
Heard It On The Hotline
By: Rob Parker A longtime employee, with nothing derogatory in her personnel file, resigns from the company. During her employment with the company, she had accrued PTO, which according to the employee handbook is paid upon termination up to a maximum of 80 hours. The employee had accrued almost double the maximum payout amount of […]
by Rob Parker It is difficult enough to deal with employees who have an intimate or romantic relationship and the potential for sexual harassment claims. But what if the sex is consensual, and occurs in the workplace? An executive had been hearing rumors that one of his managers, who was married, was having an affair with […]
HEARD IT ON THE HOTLINE by: Rob Parker If not dealt with promptly and effectively, conflict between two employees can escalate causing disruption, low morale, and possible litigation. Once poor decisions are made regarding conflict, it is very difficult to “unwind” them to avoid a serious problem. When a job takes employees away from home for a […]
HEARD IT ON THE HOTLINE by: Rob Parker Hopefully, you will never have to deal with an employee who is threatening to commit suicide. Unfortunately, it has been my experience that threats of suicide are quite common in the workplace, especially during the holidays. Although a happy time for most people, the holidays can be […]
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