Practical Guidance for Documenting Warnings and Other Disciplinary Actions
When it comes to disciplining employees, it's imperative that you document each step of the process and enforce policies in a uniform manner. This practical program delves into the most common documentation mistakes employers make regarding discipline and termination. Examine guidelines for updating discipline policies, determine when it is - and is not - appropriate to implement a performance improvement plan (PIP), and investigate why employers should proceed with caution when using progressive discipline policies. Avoid legal hazards - register today!
Uncover best practices for executing PIPs.
Develop strategies for creating and implementing disciplinary policies.
Discover the dos and don'ts of documenting disciplinary actions.
Analyze the legal risks of failing to document the cause of a disciplinary action.
Special Considerations for Documenting and Executing Performance Improvement Plans
Discipline Policies: Best Practices for Mitigating Legal Risks
Discipline Documentation Dos and Don'ts: With Examples
Dropping the Ball on Documentation: Legal Hazards and Solutions
DAVID A. SELDEN is a member with Gammage & Burnham PLC, in Phoenix, Arizona, where he represents employers in a wide variety of employment law matters and litigation. He is the author of several of Arizona's employment laws, including the landmark 1996 Employment Protection Act, the constructive discharge law; the 2011 drug testing legislation; and 2012, 2013, and 2016 laws regarding independent contractor determinations. Mr. Selden has been the chair or co-chair of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce Employment Committee for more than 25 years. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for 16 years. Mr. Selden is co-editor-in-chief of several books on employment law, including Arizona and Federal Employment Law: An Employer's Guide, and Employment Verification-Immigration, Form I-9 and E-Verify, published by the American Chamber of Commerce Resources. He has been quoted in numerous publications on employment law and immigration issues, including The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, The New York Times, CNN and FOX News. Mr. Selden earned his B.A. and M.A. degrees from George Washington University, and his J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Georgetown University.
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