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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…

January 14, 2020
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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…

December 5, 2019
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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…

July 23, 2019
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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…

March 28, 2019
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When top management is uneasy about the ongoing success of a company, rumors about the fallout of that uneasiness are hard to contain.

December 6, 2018
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We have heard you. While the economy seems to be humming along, there is an uneasiness in the stock markets and in energy prices.

November 29, 2018
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In 1863, while the Civil War raged across our country, President Lincoln established Thanksgiving as a federal holiday.

November 20, 2018
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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…

November 1, 2018