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Legal Workviews Trapped by Releases

July 27, 2007
It's been routine to obtain releases from laid-off employees who waive their rights to sue in return for severance pay or benefits. But recent actions by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission suggest that the practice could be fraught with risks even for companies with stellar diversity programs and positive EEO track records.
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Not All Turnover Is Equal

June 8, 2007
Measuring and reporting turnover might seem simple, but that is because most organizations report only on aggregate turnover, a generic measure that can be very misleading. While aggregate turnover adequately shows the number of positions vacated, it does not account for some turnover being positive, some negative and some catastrophic.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> What Is Standard Practice for Paying Out Commissions to Terminated Salespeople

July 15, 2005
We have salespeople who earn two kinds of commission: one on the sale of products and services, and another for subscription services billed monthly. What should we do when a salesperson is terminated involuntarily or the company is sold/acquired? Is there a standard practice regarding how commission is paid? We have salespeople who earn two kinds of commission: one on the sale of products and services, and another for subscription services billed monthly. What should we do when a salesperson is terminated involuntarily or the company is sold/acquired? Is there a standard practice regarding how commission is paid? -- New Start in Sales, controller, software/systems, Costa Mesa, California
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