Archive for the ‘Discipline’ Category

March 19 Webinar Tackles Tough Decisions

Performance issues. Misconduct. Excessively absent or late to work. Reasons for disciplining and terminating employees run the gamut — but blindsiding employees by firing them can create serious issues for employers given California’s strong legal protections for employees. Believe it or not, specific statutes limit your right to simply terminate a problem employee. And when […]

9 Mar 20 - Discipline, Termination - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Firing an Employee With a ‘Bad Attitude’ in California

We would like to terminate an employee who has a bad attitude that rubs off on other employees. However, we haven’t given him any warning. Is it safe to let him go? Although California is at “at-will” state, meaning employment may be terminated by either the employer or employee on notice to the other, that […]

4 Feb 19 - Discipline, Termination - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

“My Dog Ate My Work Schedule” and More Outlandish (But True) Excuses for Being Late to Work

It happens to the best of us: The alarm fails, the traffic is bad, the kids dawdle and we end up late for work. In fact, according to a new Career Builder Survey, one in four workers admit they are late at least once a month, and more than one in 10 are late every […]

23 Mar 18 - Discipline - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

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Friday Fun Day: This Year’s Craziest Excuses for Calling in Sick

Slightly more than a third of workers (35 percent) said they called in sick over the last 12 months when they were feeling just fine, according to a new CareerBuilder survey. That’s perhaps not the best news for employers, but, the good news is that it’s an improvement from last year, when 38 percent of […]

21 Oct 16 - Discipline, Time Off - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

More Outrageous Excuses for Being Late to Work

Some people have a hard time getting to work on time. A new survey from CareerBuilder asked employees how often they come in late to work: 1 in 4 workers (25 percent) admitted they do it at least once a month, and 13 percent say it’s a weekly occurrence for them. The survey also asked […]

5 Feb 16 - Discipline - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »