Workplace Conflicts

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    There is no federal law that obligates employers to adopt or follow any specific disciplinary process. In the vast majority of states, the default rule is that employment is at will, which means that the employer or the employee can terminate the employment relationship at any time and for any reason (or no reason) unless a law or agreement...

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    Any time you have two or more human beings working together, it’s inevitable: At some point, there will be conflict between them. In today’s difficult economy, employees are feeling the stress. They're being asked to do more with less, take on additional responsibilities, and do everything better, faster, and cheaper. They're...
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    The U.S. District Court for the District of Utah asked the Utah Supreme Court to decide whether the intentional act of battery is always outside the scope of a person's employment under Utah law. If it isn't, the district court asked the supreme court to set forth a test to determine when battery might properly be ruled within the...
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    One of your greatest challenges is resolving workplace conflicts. While one goal is to minimize lawsuits, another is to increase productivity and your company's economic pie. One of your editors recently finished an insightful book, Resolving Conflicts at Work: A Complete Guide for Everyone on the Job, by Kenneth Cloke and Joan...
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