Performance evaluations and discipline give employees valuable feedback on what your company expects and how well they are doing in meeting those expectations. Find out how to stay within the law while effectively managing performance here.
Personnel Policies and Practices FAQ
Answers to common questions about personnel policies, including maintaining personnel files and evaluating employees.
What to Keep in Employee Personnel Files
Learn how to maintain your personnel files so they don't become evidence in a lawsuit.
Employee Access to Personnel Files: Is It Required?
Most states require employers to allow employees access to their personnel files.
How to Conduct Employee Evaluations
Give meaningful feedback on employee performance -- without creating legal problems.
Avoid Legal Trouble When Giving Performance Evaluations
Performance appraisals can make or break your defense to a wrongful termination claim.
What Is Progressive Discipline for Employees?
Learn what progressive discipline is and how it can benefit your company.
Using Progressive Discipline
To discipline employees effectively, follow these seven steps.
Seven Principles of Effective Progressive Discipline
Collaboration and communication are key to making progressive discipline work.
Employer Liability for an Employee's Bad Acts
If your employee hurts someone, you could be legally responsible.
Why You Should Create an Employee Handbook
Use an employee handbook to communicate workplace policies.
Employee Posts on Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, and Other Social Media
Why your company needs a policy on employee use of blogs and social networking sites.
Cell Phone Policies for Employees Who Drive
Driving while using a cell phone can lead to accidents -- and employer liability.
Do we have to follow our progressive discipline policy?
Do we have to give him two more chances or can we just fire him?
Can we discipline an employee for tardiness related to a disability?
The ADA requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations, including changes to work rules.
Are my performance evaluations too positive?
Glowing performance appraisals are fine, but only if the employee deserves them.
Can we discipline employees for talking about a workplace investigation?
Blanket confidentiality rules may not be legal.
Why do we need a policy prohibiting harassment?
A policy prohibiting harassment and establishing a complaint process is a legal must-have.