Initiative #76 – Allowable Reasons for Employee Discharge or Suspension

StaffScapes review of the devastating labor initiatives on the November Ballot. Initiative #76 would eliminate “at will” employment in Colorado, prohibiting employers from firing or suspending full-time employees except for reasons defined in the amendment as “just cause”.  The term “just cause” includes: incompetence; substandard performance; neglect of job duties; repeated violations of an employer’s written policies and procedures; gross …

Workplace Discipline & Employment-at-Will

Even with “employment-at-will” protections, problems can arise when terminating employees. Employers that take the “employment-at-will” concept too literally can be looking at potential legal difficulties.  If a complaint is brought to court then a human factor from judges and juries come into play. The human factor can eliminate the “black and whiteness” of the employment-at-will concept and put you in …

Workplace Discipline & Employment-at-Will

Even with “employment-at-will” protections, problems can arise when terminating employees. Employers that take the “employment-at-will” concept too literally can be looking at potential legal difficulties.  If a complaint is brought to court then a human factor from judges and juries come into play. The human factor can eliminate the “black and whiteness” of the employment-at-will concept and put you in …