Probation

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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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    Q I am getting conflicting information about our company having a probationary period. Some of the managers want the ability to terminate an employee who isn't a "good fit" before the 90-day probationary period ends. We have a progressive discipline policy. Shouldn't it apply to new employees as well? A First of all, you should...
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    Q I am getting conflicting information about our company having a probationary period. Some of the managers want the ability to terminate an employee who isn't a "good fit" before the 90-day probationary period ends. We have a progressive discipline policy. Shouldn't it apply to new employees as well? A One of the great...
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    The Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission (WERC), which handles claims by government employees, cannot review a wrongful termination claim by a probationary employee even if he had acquired permanent status in a previous job with the same employer. Matthew Kriska was employed by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections...
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