Making Lemonade: Just Cuz Or Just Cause Discipline?

  Just Cuz Or Just Cause Discipline?   Just Cuz’ I want to is a sufficient reason for discharge in an at-will employment situation. In the public sector, “Just Cause” is a very common element of employment and is becoming more prominent in private sector employment. Some states integrate just cause into the fabric of […]

Making Lemonade: Dealing with Tardy Workers

What do I do with an otherwise good employee who just doesn’t get to work on time? There are occasions when there is a traffic accident, tree across the road, a sick child, family emergency, etc., which are those uncontrollable reasons that make a person late for work.  It happens. Just not three times a week or […]

Making Lemonade: Problem Employee Solutions

Ever hire  a Lemon to work for you? Has it resulted in increased blood pressure, tension headaches, migraines, complaints or lost revenue? Do I need to say more.  Probably not.  This blog is dedicated to helping managers deal with employee problems.  All kinds of problems: big and little. Problems that require counseling employees to improve […]

Managing Contract Risk

Businesses need reliable agreements to deliver services and products to their customers. Commitments to deliver services and products to customers depend on clear, firm and fair agreements with other businesses. An ineffective agreement may result in lost profit and lost reputation. The risk of using a poorly written agreement is too great to risk.