From time to time, employers are faced with a quandary: When an employee has not been following the rules, do I fire the employee straight up? Or do I give the employee an opportunity to resign first, and potentially sign a settlement agreement?

Why might an employer do that? Well, it allows the employee to save face

With the dog days of summer in full force here in Connecticut ("it’s the heat AND the humidity"), it seemed an appropriate time to roll out another installment of the "Quick Hits" feature to touch on a few items you might have missed over the last week or so:

  • One of the biggest stories

The U.S. Supreme Court this morning asked the government for its views on whether workers may settle Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) claims with their employers.  The SCOTUS Blog has the details:

The Supreme Court on Monday asked the U.S. Solicitor General for the government’s view on whether workers may settle with their employers