Respectfully Firing Employees

Recognize lessons learned.


New Employment Laws

This week the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) agreed to delay until May 21, 2009 implementation of a new rule that would require federal contractors to use the federal government’s E-Verify employment eligibility system.


Options Outside of Termination

Layoffs and terminations can have a devastating impact on a company, with repercussions lasting a long time.

Striking Writers May Launch Web Start-Ups

Dozens of striking film and TV writers are negotiating with venture capitalists to set up companies that would bypass the Hollywood studio system and reach consumers with video entertainment on the Web.

Writers’ Strike Cripples Small Bizs

Writers aren’t the only ones sacrificing paychecks to the ongoing strike launched by the Writers Guild of America last month: The work stoppage is also crimping the cash flow of small businesses like History for Hire, Pam Elyea’s vintage rental business in North Hollywood, Calif.