Ask Nancy: Reference Letters

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What should I write in a Reference Letter? It’s often a precarious place to be when a former employee who has been fired requests a reference letter for a prospective employer.  Should you provide negative feedback or only relay the positive in order to avoid a defamation lawsuit? If the employee had real performance issues… Read more »

Ask Nancy: Time off for Religious Observances

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Are companies required to give time off for Religious Observances? It’s important to know what accommodations you’re legally required to make when employees request time off work for religious purposes/observations.  This is a very sensitive issue which can bring much controversy.  Yet if you are prepared and know your company’s policies/procedures you will be much less… Read more »