HR Tip of the Week

HR Tip of the Week

Does your company use “Probationary Period” wording within its employment policies?

Is your company still using probationary periods to evaluate the suitability of new hires? If so, you may want to reconsider as the use of probationary periods has become an outdated practice that could lead to potential legal complications.

In an at-will environment, probationary periods provide little to no advantage to the employer. Once a new hire has completed and passed probation, he or she may expect to have been granted new employment status even if not explicitly expressed or implied in a contract. This expectation makes it more difficult for the company to dismiss the employee at will. Click here to read more.

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