Firing & Separations

Homophonophobia (Yew No Its Reel!) and the Worst Boss Ever
Homophonophobia (Yew No Its Reel!) and the Worst Boss Ever

This is a cautionary tale about possibly the worst boss and administrator ever, and the dumbest reason for firing an employee. It all starts with grammar. And eye don't care who eye offend. Eye knead two speak out about homophonophobia. Now, most of yew reading this...

You Live in a Fishbowl. Terminate Carefully!
You Live in a Fishbowl. Terminate Carefully!

It’s time to accept it: You live in a fishbowl. All employers live in HR fishbowls, and we are one Facebook photograph away from disaster. This is why you want CEDR working on your behalf whenever you handle tough employee issues, and especially when you find you need...

When an Employee Makes an Exit: An HR Infographic
When an Employee Makes an Exit: An HR Infographic

It’s never fun to lose an employee, whether it’s by your choice or theirs. But regardless of who instigated their departure, one thing remains the same: you should always attempt to conduct an exit interview with the employee. That said, there's no need to hold an...

Stop the Revolving Door! 11 Tips to Lower Employee Turnover
Stop the Revolving Door! 11 Tips to Lower Employee Turnover

For once, your team is humming along. Interviews are a thing of the past, all recent hires have been trained and HIPAA-trained, and team huddles are starting to feel productive again. Then, BAM! One of your employees informs you she is putting in her two weeks’ notice...

Keeping the Workplace Safe, the Joy of Termination, and More
Keeping the Workplace Safe, the Joy of Termination, and More

This edition of the CEDR Insider addresses some of the toughest HR issues out there. First, we bring you a true story of how we helped bring a team together to make their workplace safer. Next, we explore the empowering possibilities available through firing when...

5 HR Basics All Employers Should Remember
5 HR Basics All Employers Should Remember

Wouldn’t it be great if there were only a handful of HR truths you needed to worry about and, once you’d mastered them, you’d earn your black belt as a manager? OK, enough daydreaming, and we won’t lie to you. There are dozens of HR points and pitfalls employers and...

Why Employers Should Tell Employees the Truth When Firing
Why Employers Should Tell Employees the Truth When Firing

When an employee is terminated and seeks out legal counsel, one of the first questions they’ll need to answer is, “what reason did your employer give for firing you?” The answer to that question is what steers that rest of that legal consultation, and ultimately the...

The Dirty Details on Severance Agreements
The Dirty Details on Severance Agreements

"I've been told that if I can get an employee to sign a severance agreement, they won’t be able to claim unemployment. Is this true?" The short answer to this question is no. Just like in the case of “pay in lieu of notice,” a severance agreement does not eliminate an...