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Be Careful in What You Say

January 1, 1998
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Defamation suits can crop up at any stage of the employment cycle: Performance reviews, investigations, demotions, terminations and references. How you can do your job in the most legally defensible manner.
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Summer Olympics An HR Disaster

February 1, 1997
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The 1996 summer Olympics were a monstrous HR undertaking. Yet we seemed to hear more about what went wrong than what went right—was that fair? And how's the outplacement for Olympic staffers and athletes going? An Olympic update.
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Angry Employees Bite Back in Court

December 1, 1996
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Angry workers are filing lawsuits against their employers in record numbers. It's a frightening and expensive trend that's bound to get worse-unless you handle your downsizing and other business practices with caution and savvy.
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Site Shutdown One HR Leader Tells Her Story

March 1, 1996
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When Signetics decided to close down operations at its Orem, Utah plant in 1992, a year-long downsizing process ensued. The plant's former HR manager gives us a rare look at how one company and its HR department dealt with such issues as retention and relocation, morale lapses, theft, out-placement and retraining.
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Does Your Severance Plan Make the Cut

August 1, 1995
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Like any other employee benefit plan, a severance package must be individualized to each company. Asking some pointed questions about what you want from your policy will ensure that terminations are clean cut.
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Your Severance Package May Be Covered Under ERISA

August 1, 1995
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You could be in violation of ERISA without even knowing it. Your severance plan may qualify as an employee benefit plan-and as such would be subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA).
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Take the Fear Out of Termination

January 1, 1995
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Terminations are sometimes a necessary part of business. Employers can't continually hesitate on important business decisions because of worry over wrongful termination lawsuits. Here's what you need to know about terminating an employee legally.
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Army Centralizes Outplacement

May 1, 1994
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Job counseling and a data base have helped in the massive downsizing—and civilian employers can benefit.
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How HR Can Help Managers Lay Off Employees In a Dignified Way

November 1, 1993
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Here are 10 basic principles that HR professionals can use to help managers lay off or eliminate employees in a respectful way.
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