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- Human side of engineering. Dreyfack, Raymond // Plant Engineering;Mar98, Vol. 52 Issue 3, p18
Part II. Presents question and answer advisory on personnel management in the United States. Policy on family and medical leave; Factors considered in deciding to fire an employee for social misbehavior; Procedures in dealing employee with substandard performance; Penalty for employee negligence.
- Employers Navigate "Benching" Provisions in H-1B Layoffs. // Venulex Legal Summaries;2002 Q1, p1
The article states that employers in the U.S. must be careful to avoid the benching provisions that come into play regarding H-1B employees who are laid off or take a leave of absence. In essence, the benching rules provide that an H-1B employee who is placed in a nonproductive status due to a...
- Legal Q&A... stress-related absences. Nickson, Sue // Personnel Today;11/4/2008, p10
The article presents questions and answers related to personnel management including what duty of care does an employer owe to an employee who is on long-term absence with stress, what evidence is needed to prove stress and should an employer provide counseling for staff suffering from stress.
- Problems surface during FMLA leave? OK to fire. // HR Specialist: Minnesota Employment Law;Jun2013, Vol. 6 Issue 6, p1
The article focuses on the decision of the court on a case in Minnesota involving the termination of an employee for poor performance after taking Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave.
- Grounds for termination: Your honest belief employee lied about absence. // Office Manager Today;Oct2015, Vol. 4 Issue 10, p7
The article focuses on how lying about the reason for absence from work can be grounds for termination of employment.
- Walk in Her Boots, Mr. President. Raphael, Todd // Workforce (10928332);Mar2001, Vol. 80 Issue 3, p88
Offers suggestions to United States President George W. Bush on addressing issues faced by human resources practitioners. How the president should address the issue of dismissing employees based on his/her sexual orientation; Criticisms on the Family and Medical Leave Act; Use of the tax credit...
- Can a leave for union business be limited? // Plant Engineering;May2005, Vol. 59 Issue 5, p24
Explains that plant engineer Ralph Schmidt instructed supervisor Tom Heady to terminate employee Larry Moore for taking a paid leave of absence for 10 months. Moore failed to return to work within a month after being notified by Heady; Clause 415 in the contract specifies that management's right...
- Worker on FMLA posts pics of her energetic vacation. // Legal Alert for Supervisors;3/1/2013, Vol. 8 Issue 187, p2
The article reports on a court decision that ruled the company had not interfered with the employee's rights under Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The court stated that it can terminate the employee based on evidence that she'd abused FMLA leave, The court also upheld the company's move to...
- Blogs. // Personnel Today;1/15/2008, p4
The article presents a blog on employee dismissal. The blog refers to a story of newly appointed employee who failed to turn up for work. Not only did he fail to turn up, but he also failed to notify the company as to why he was absent. The probation period of the employee lapsed a few weeks ago...