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Mark S Guralnick

Mark Guralnick’s Legal Guides

32 total

  • Firing Employees -- More Do's and Don'ts

    Moderate Emotion. Avoid the stone-face, but avoid heavy emotion as well. Try to deliver the news in a caring, human way — neither robotically, nor overly sympathetic. Solicit Input. Ask the employee

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  • Firing Employees -- Do's and Don'ts

    Documentation. Document the employee’s performance, discipline, absenteeism, and other relevant criteria. Maintain up-to-date performance evaluations, evidence of progressive discipline (such as writ

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  • Rehabilitation Act -- What Not to Do -- Part 2

    Special Training Don't assume that your current management will need special training to learn how to work with people with disabilities Accident Insurance Don't assume that the cost of accident insu

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  • Rehabilitation Act -- What Not to Do -- Part 1

    Employability Don't assume that persons with disabilities are unemployable Training Don't assume that persons with disabilities lack the necessary education and training for employment Desire Don't a

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  • Rehabilitation Act -- Ten Protective Steps for Federal Government Employers

    Recruiting Learn where to find and recruit people with disabilities Communicating Learn how to communicate with people who have disabilities. Application Forms Ensure that your applications and other

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  • Common Clauses in Separation Agreements

    Non-Admission. The agreement should state that it shall not be deemed to be an admission of liability by the Company (or the agency) that it has violated any federal, state or local statute, ordinan

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  • Golden Parachutes, Life Jackets and Handshakes -- What's the Difference

    Golden Parachutes A Golden Parachute is a financial incentive paid to a high-ranking executive in the form of a generous severance and other benefits in the event that the company is sold, merges wit

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  • Can an Employee Waive his Right to Age Discrimination Claim?

    Rule 1: Knowing and Voluntary Federal law says that an employee can waive his age discrimination claim only if he does so knowingly and voluntarily. This means, at the outset, that the agreement must

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  • Four Things to Include in a Severance Agreement

    Consideration If the separation agreement requires the employee to waive his right to sue the employer and release all claims, then the agreement must contain a form of new consideration that the emp

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  • Four Proper Deductions from Paychecks-

    Housing Costs Your boss can deduct the cost of customarily furnished housing, lodging, board or other facilities. Garnishment Orders Your boss can deduct court-ordered child support payments and othe

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