Posts Tagged ‘former employee’

Reference Checks: What Can I Say About a Former Employee?

Is an employer prohibited from providing a reason for separation when verifying past employment? No — an employer can provide reasons for separation/termination, but many employers are uncomfortable doing so due to concerns about a lawsuit from a former employee for defamation. Truth is an absolute defense to any claim for defamation but defending such […]

14 Nov 19 - Termination - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Hiring Retiree for Specific Projects as an Independent Contractor

One of my long-term employees recently retired and would like to do some occasional work for us in her spare time. Can we hire her as an independent contractor? Probably not. There are a number of different worker classifications in California, such as directly hired employees, leased workers, interns, volunteers and independent contractors. These classifications […]

20 May 19 - Independent Contractor - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »