Do’s and Don’ts of Writing a Warning Letter to an Employee

Upset surprised woman receiving a warning letter at work.

Issuing an employee warning letter is a common HR practice. This method allows HR managers to discipline the staff and to make sure that all employees observe the rules written in the company policy. In addition, a warning letter is also a way for employers to reduce legal risks when firing an employee. In this … Read more

Department of Labor’s Proposed Rule Would Ease Independent Contractor Regulations

On September 25, the Department of Labor published in the Federal Register a proposed rulemaking that would clarify and ease the restrictions on independent contractor rules. In a boon to the gig economy, the proposed rulemaking would make it easier to be classified as an independent contractor rather than an employee. The proposed rulemaking would … Read more

Political Discrimination in the Workplace

In light of the controversial campaign season that has now enveloped the country, strong opinions during political discussions are likely to arise in the workplace. This can become a debilitating issue for employers and their teams if political conversations become heated between coworkers. Knowing what is fair in the workplace and if there are discrimination … Read more

BLS Releases Job Data

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released a report on joblessness and employment recently. Titled “The Employment Situation—August 2020,” the report was published September 4. Its opening sentence: “Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 1.4 million in August, and the unemployment rate fell to 8.4 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.” This … Read more

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