Updates: Articles & Updates

Effectively Managing Employee Performance

Most managers hate to manage and document employee performance problems, and many managers overstate the quality of employee performance when they perform annually reviews.  In doing so, managers may unknowingly set up and make it harder to defend discrimination and retaliation claims.  In their article “Documenting Employee Performance,” Cheri Thomas and Larry Stuart provide guidance for managers and HR professionals about how to manage employee performance and reduce the risk of claims.  Click here for a copy of the article.

Hiring and Firing Employees

It is the age old problem:  managers want to act quickly, HR and legal professionals want to move slowly and carefully.  Most managers make staffing and disciplinary decisions without fully appreciating the legal issues implicated by their actions, including their own exposure to personal liability.  In their article “Hiring and Firing,” Hollie Reiminger and Larry Stuart detail issues managers and HR professionals should consider when making personnel decisions.  Click here for a copy of the article.

Misclassification of Workers and Unpaid Overtime – the Next Litigation Gusher

Larry Stuart and Glen Rigby’s article entitled “Misclassification of Workers and Unpaid Overtime – the Next Litigation Gusher” was published in the November/December issue of Well Servicing magazine. The article details many ways energy services companies may violate the Fair Labor Standards Act through their unique pay and compensation practices and provides guidance on how to identify and correct deficient pay practices. Click here for a copy of the article.

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