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Five Things You Should Never Do When Firing an Employee

It’s easy to see many of the perks that come along with being a company owner. But there are many downsides as well, such as when you have to fire one of your employees. Even if a worker has caused several issues during their time with the company, firing an employee is one task that no manager looks forward to. This person has bills to pay and possibly a family to[...]

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How to Successfully Handle Disciplinary Action

Creating disciplinary rules for your employees that are consistent and fair is crucial for any business. It’s important that these rules are the same for each person working for you. Not only would it be immoral to have different rules for different workers, but it is also illegal to do so. As a manager, you cannot discriminate against some employees over others. C[...]

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Age Discrimination: What You Need to Know

There are several factors to consider when deciding an individual for employment. But certain characteristics of an individual should have no bearing on their employability. However, employers often make hiring and firing decisions based on such characteristics. Sometimes this occurs consciously. On the other hand, it most commonly occurs with no knowledge of state[...]

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How to Avoid an $11M Age Discrimination Lawsuit

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) has been the law of the land since 1967.  However, whether willfully or not, company's like Google continue to get sued for allegedly discriminating towards persons over the age of 40.  In a recent case  Heath v. Google LLC, No. 15-cv-01824 (N.D. California July 19, 2019), Google settled an age discrimina[...]