HR Nightmare

If you ever travel to Oregon, you might want to stay at the Markum Inn.  Then again, you might not…  The owners of the Inn, Ward and Julie Frederick, have been served with in a federal harassment lawsuit by a former employee.

The former waitress, Jessica Webber, claims that the Wards “created a hostile workplace” in […]

Are You Involved?

Believe it or not, there are a lot of companies out there that have HR people, but don’t use them.  For example, I often hear stories about companies who have Operations, not HR, handle the employee complaint process.

Here’s a recent example that I encountered.  An HR friend was interviewing for a job and called to ask my opinion […]

I’ll See You in Court

In Ohio, there are several levels available to claimants during the unemployment process.

Initial Level
Appeal Level
Unemployment Hearing (usually conducted over the telephone)
Appeal to the Commission (they won’t even touch it unless it’s a precedent-setting opportunity)
File it into court

In 13 years in HR, I have never seen a former employee file an unemployment claim appeal into court.  […]

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