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Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

As employment lawyers, we see all sorts of reasons for businesses deciding to terminate employees, ranging from gross misconduct to plant closures. But there is one scenario that comes up from time…

Managing the Modern Workplace

January 14, 2020
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

You finally sit down with an employee who has performed poorly for months, and you give him or her both a detailed performance improvement plan spelling out your expectations and a time frame by…

Managing the Modern Workplace

December 5, 2019
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

I recently coached a law student working at Vinson & Elkins for the summer that when she writes a legal memorandum, she should always start with a statement of the facts of the matter as she knows…

Managing the Modern Workplace

July 23, 2019
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

Much to the surprise of many business managers, a terminated employee who has been paid a severance may still sue for age discrimination after signing a release if the release was not carefully…

Managing the Modern Workplace

March 28, 2019
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

When top management is uneasy about the ongoing success of a company, rumors about the fallout of that uneasiness are hard to contain.

Managing the Modern Workplace

December 6, 2018
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

We have heard you. While the economy seems to be humming along, there is an uneasiness in the stock markets and in energy prices.

Managing the Modern Workplace

November 29, 2018
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

In 1863, while the Civil War raged across our country, President Lincoln established Thanksgiving as a federal holiday.

Managing the Modern Workplace

November 20, 2018
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

Most human resources managers will tell you that the thing that frustrates them the most are supervisors who complain about employees without having previously discussed their concerns with the…

Managing the Modern Workplace

November 1, 2018