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Aug 22, 2018

Too Many Cooks Spoil the Broth

Yesterday’s Business & Finance section of The Wall Street Journal (pp. B1, B2) featured an article covering workplace inefficiencies that result when employees are required to report to “too many bosses.” The article notes that “more than two-thirds of employees polled around the world say they have to consult with more than one boss to get their job done…”. » Read More

Jan 30, 2012

Jury Decides in Drapkin’s Favor in Quarrel Over Severance Payment

The jury’s decision in favor of Donald Drapkin, former employee of MacAndrews and Forbes, highlights the nuances of contract language – distinctions between substantial performance and material breach.  To avoid cases like these, why not allow for a reasonable period within which to return company property, and not penalize the employee if items are discovered months if not years after the severance has been paid, provided good faith can be shown on the employee’s part. » Read More

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