Submitted By: Thomas C. Walker On: Nov 11th 2010
It sounds like such a positive, constructive approach: Give an employee with performance deficiencies a plan to become a more successful and valued contributor. Unfortunately, performance improvement plans (PIPs) are more often used as a manager's improvised device to sabotage a subordinate's future at the company, an “IED” on your career highway. What should you do in response?
Submitted By: Thomas C. Walker On: Jan 13th 2010
The "take this job and shove it" outlaw cry of the ‘70s doesn’t help employees much when it comes time to collect unemployment insurance or sue an employer for wrongful termination.
Submitted By: Thomas C. Walker On: Dec 19th 2009
The employee-friendly days at California Employment Development Department (EDD), the state agency that handles unemployment compensation claims, seem to be over. California’s staggering jobless rate and budget deficit have drained the state’s unemployment insurance trust accounts, reported to have a funding deficit in the billions of dollars
Submitted By: Thomas C. Walker On: Dec 3rd 2009
Anyone who has suffered harassment by managers and co-workers knows how negatively it affects the quality of the employment relationship – often turning the workplace into a "hostile work environment." These behaviors can turn a dream job into a waking nightmare.
Submitted By: Thomas C. Walker On: Nov 21st 2009
Anyone doing online research will find an endless number of articles about wrongful termination claims in an “at will” employment jurisdiction like California. Typically, the facts that give rise to these lawsuits involve civil rights violations, sexual harassment, retaliation, or breach of employment contract.
Submitted By: Thomas C. Walker On: Nov 19th 2009
When it comes to employment severance, the majority of questions I receive, and engagements I take, seem to start with what I call strategy & feasibility questions. "What should I do first?" and they end with...