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Fiona W. Ong

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Q4 | 2018

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RIFs Are Not the Easy Solution for Problem Employees

USA - January 16 2019 Some employers view a reduction in force as an apparently easy and clean way to get rid of employees they do not want - like poor performers, who have...


Extraordinary Employee Misconduct: Hitting on Arrestees!

USA - January 9 2019 In my occasional series on extraordinary employee misconduct, I was both shocked and amused by a case involving a trooper who was fired after he hit...


TOP TIP: Impact of Written Agreements on At-Will Employment

USA - November 30 2018 In Swift v. University of Maryland, College Park, the Maryland Court of Appeals (the highest State court) reiterated that at-will employment, which is...


Employer Must Bargain Over Safety Clothing Rule

USA - November 30 2018 The National Labor Relations Board found that an employer violated the National Labor Relations Act when it implemented a rule requiring employees to...


On-Call Work May Be Essential Job Function

USA - November 30 2018 A federal court held that overnight on-call work may be an essential job function, and an employee’s request to be excused from that work was not a...