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  • Can we terminate an employee who’s looking for work elsewhere? April 6, 2021
    Question We’ve recently learned that one of our employees is planning to leave the company and has been applying for positions elsewhere. Can we terminate them? Answer Terminating employment because... The post Can we terminate an employee who’s looking for work elsewhere? appeared first on ThinkHR.
  • Why States and Municipalities Are Protecting Natural Hair April 2, 2021
    With the recent addition of Connecticut, eight states and a number of municipalities have passed laws prohibiting race-based hair discrimination, also known as natural hair discrimination. CROWN (Creating a Respectful... The post Why States and Municipalities Are Protecting Natural Hair appeared first on ThinkHR.
  • ThinkHR in the News March 30, 2021
    With the increased eligibility and availability of the COVID-19 vaccine, employers are asking whether they can require or incentivize their employees to get it. Kara Govro, our Senior Legal Analyst,... The post ThinkHR in the News appeared first on ThinkHR.
  • When Stress Affects an Employee’s Mental Health March 25, 2021
    Question An employee says that the stress of the job is affecting their mental health. How should we handle this? Answer This employee may just need to talk through their... The post When Stress Affects an Employee’s Mental Health appeared first on ThinkHR.
  • Are we required to talk to the parents of a terminated employee? March 23, 2021
    Question The parents of a recently terminated employee have called us several times asking us why their son was fired. Are we required to discuss the matter with them? Answer... The post Are we required to talk to the parents of a terminated employee? appeared first on ThinkHR.
  • American Rescue Plan Act Signed Into Law March 18, 2021
    The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), which is the latest bill to address the ongoing economic impacts of COVID-19, has been signed into law. Most aspects of the law do... The post American Rescue Plan Act Signed Into Law appeared first on ThinkHR.
  • One of our employees was arrested today. Can we terminate their employment? March 16, 2021
    Question One of our employees was arrested today. Can we terminate their employment? Answer We would recommend against terminating employment simply on the basis of an arrest. For one thing,... The post One of our employees was arrested today. Can we terminate their employment? appeared first on ThinkHR.