Category Archives: At Will Employment

Oct 26, 2015  |   By Todd Stanton →

Update: New Rules on Unpaid Interns

The work is piling up and you could really use an extra pair of hands around the office. But you’re managing labor costs. Even though the economy has improved, it’s a competitive world out there. We’re all doing more with less. An unpaid intern seems to be the answer. Talk about the best of all worlds:  your company benefits from an eager student ready to     Continue reading

Posted in At Will Employment, Best HR Practices, Fair Labor Standards Act, Featured, Interships, Minimum Wage, Wage Payment, Worker Classification   |  

May 7, 2014  |   By Felicia Crawford-Smith →

3 Things Employers Should Do After an Employee is Arrested for a DUI

Last week I received a rather unusual call from a good friend who is a VP of HR at a well-known company outside of Atlanta.  It seems that Sheryl (not her real name) had been the recipient of an email from an employee in another department.  This employee’s email contained info on someone else at the company- who had been arrested for a DUI.  Sheryl     Continue reading

Posted in Americans with Disabilities Act, At Will Employment, Best HR Practices, Employee Performance Management, Featured, Guest Writers   |  

Dec 13, 2011  |   By Todd Stanton →

How Much Proof is Enough to Fire?

A likely story…. An HR director called me last week to ask whether it was okay to fire an employee whom she suspected of fraud.  Apparently, because of an accounting system error, the company had unknowingly been paying the employee her regular wages for three months while the employee was out on (supposedly) unpaid medical leave.  The company only discovered the error (and the overpayment)     Continue reading

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