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Social Media Begins Forcing the Totally Transparent Layoff

December 16, 2008
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As the recent downsizing at Yahoo demonstrates, the once-private process of giving pink slips is becoming increasingly public, whether a firm likes it or not.
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HumanConcepts Grabs Software for Managing Layoffs

December 10, 2008
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The product, acquired from Taleo, is designed to make sure layoffs are done in keeping with laws, union agreements and company policies.
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Doing Layoffs the Right Way

December 8, 2008
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Not surprisingly, layoffs often lead to lawsuits for wrongful termination. And while some may say that lawsuits are an inevitable part of doing business, there are ways to minimize the risk of litigation that so often accompanies layoffs. Here are some guidelines for this difficult process.
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Execs’ Shooting a Stark Reminder of Security Needs

December 3, 2008
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The shootings at SiPort, a small semiconductor company in California, took the lives of Marilyn Lewis, head of HR; Brian Pugh, VP for operations; and Sid Agrawal, the company’s co-founder and chief executive.
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How to Handle Getting Fired

December 3, 2008
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Goldman to Slash 10 Percent of Staff

October 24, 2008
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A source says the bank holding company will fire 3,260 workers.
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Chrysler to Cut 25 Percent of Salaried Workers, 4,300 Jobs

October 24, 2008
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The cuts will start with voluntary retirements and buyout programs, but will include layoffs by the end of the year. New buyout programs will include ‘enhanced benefits,’ a Chrysler statement says, including cash and new-vehicle vouchers.
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The Right Things to Do to Avoid Wrongful Termination Claims

October 23, 2008
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What can your company do to reduce the risk of employment claims that may arise from necessary terminations? It’s nothing different from what most companies do day in and day out. But now, more than ever, it is important to be consistent and mindful of the process when it comes to making these difficult decisions and taking action.
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Firing for Failure to Submit FMLA Forms

October 14, 2008
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Under the FMLA, an employer is entitled to require an employee to submit medical certification and other verification of the employee’s need or continued need for FMLA leave, including intermittent leave.
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