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  •  At least in "Right to Work " states (and maybe (10+ / 0-)

    even in the rest, I'm not sure) persons can be hired on a 90 day probationary status, and terminated within that period at will. Hire people, give them a chance to prove themselves (while taking whatever "security" precautions seem approriate) and if they pass the test, let them stay.

    Firing 90% of the HR Department would be a good start to getting the long term unemployed back to work. Typically HR works hardest at looking for ways to justify HR jobs.

    There is no magic formula for having a good workforce. Commonly, layoffs are as much about bad management decisions as about anything else, but who ends up paying the price?

    There can be no protection locally if we're content to ignore the fact that there are no controls globally.

    by oldpotsmuggler on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 07:58:51 PM PST

    •  Right to work? (5+ / 0-)

      There's no need for a probationary period in a Right to Work State.  Employees can be terminated at any time for any and no reason.  Probationary periods are typically used in non-Right to Work states to give the employer a chance to fire a new hire for no reason during the first few months of employment when they would otherwise need to have a reason for the discharge.

      [Terrorists] are a dime a dozen, they are all over the world and for every one we lock up there will be three to take his place. --Digby

      by rabel on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 07:35:43 AM PST

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      •  Right to Work has NOTHING to do with at-will (0+ / 0-)


        "Right to work" laws bar closed union shops.  Those laws are bad because they weaken unions by cutting off much of the financial support if all workers don't join, yet the union must bargain on their behalf.

        "At-will" employment applies to ALL jobs that are not part of a contract, including union contracts.  This is regardless of state.  An employer can let go of an employee for any reason, unless that person is part of a protected class, and the employee can leave the employer for any reason.

        That's because both sides are not covered by a contract.

    •  From personal experience it's true in every state; (4+ / 0-)

      probationary periods are normal in every business now.  I've never figured out the difference between "right to work" states and the others except that it's harder to unionize.

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