Smooth Transitions

Smooth Transitions

Addressing the Legal issues arising from the departure of employees & Business breakups

Tag Archives: Hiring

How to Handle a Firing

Posted in Hiring and Firing, HR Issues, Uncategorized
  From an employer’s perspective the firing of an employee is hopefully the culmination of a deliberative process and compliance with the company’s policies and procedures.  It is the ultimate adverse employment action and everything that is said and done may be put under the microscope by an employee’s lawyer, EEOC, or Texas Commission on… Continue Reading

Negligent Supervision & Hiring

Posted in Financial Advisors
  The Case FINRA recently fined Merrill Lynch $1 million over a Texas Ponzi scheme.  The case, which involved a San Antonio broker who was sentenced to prison was covered in a recent blog post in the Stockbroker Fraud blog.  The Merrill broker persuaded investors to put money into a partnership and used at one… Continue Reading

Stealing the Competition’s Employees

Posted in Non-Compete Agreements
    In a recent article about employee poaching Mark Hendricks profiled the common practice of poaching a competitor’s talent.  In the article he noted: Employers like to hire people who are employed, not unemployed;  Reaching potential hires through social networking tools like LinkedIn has made poaching easier; and Potential employers need to worry about non-solicitation agreements, non-compete agreements and other… Continue Reading

Social Media Screening (Potential Hires): Part 1

Posted in Social Media
                     Social media sites can give an employer/recruiter information about potential hires that you can’t ask in an interview.  Take Facebook for instance, you can learn the following about me from my profile and posts: Race/Ethnicity – just take a look at my picture; Age – set forth in my profile; Marital Status – set… Continue Reading