Tag Archives: Documentation

Termination Documentation

Termination
When terminating an employee, an employer should create documentation showing the reason for and circumstances relating to the termination. The documentation serves two purposes. First, it helps the employer remember why it terminated the employee, especially in situations where the original decision makers are no longer with the employer. Second, it will help the employer … Continue reading this entry

OSHA Update—Tips for Surviving OSHA Inspections—Part II

Last week, we outlined that OSHA’s proposed appropriations language revisions for FY 2017 may signal increased inspections, particularly PSM audits, for certain employers in Region 6, which includes Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, and New Mexico.  Employers have an opportunity to get and stay prepared now for this possible inspection glut.  To that end, over the … Continue reading this entry

Lessons on Documenting Reasons for a Termination

In Weaver v. Netflix, Inc., a federal trial court rejected an Oregon employer’s argument that it terminated an employee for performance reasons and determined a trial was necessary to weigh the employee’s claims that she was terminated for requesting leave under the FMLA and its state law counterpart, the Oregon Family Leave Act . Though … Continue reading this entry