Before rehiring a former employee, ask yourself why the employee left in the first place, and consider whether the employee's return might disrupt the current team, Elaine Porteous writes. Also, consider the time length the employee has been gone and ascertain whether the person developed any new skills.
Before rehiring former workers, employers should consider the legal ramifications, such as whether rehiring certain employees -- and not others -- could be seen as discriminatory, experts say. "[Y]ou have to seriously consider how that decision was justified if someone claims the rehiring was based on gender and age, and not on merit," says Wayne Pinkstone, a partner with Fisher & Phillips.
Just as severe weather exited the Northeast, a new system further south canceled hundreds of flights from Dallas to Atlanta. American Airlines grounded about 240 flights Friday after a record 12.5-inch snowfall at its Dallas-Fort Worth hub, while Delta Air Lines canceled about 400 flights at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International.
After nearly a year of negotiations, JetBlue Airways says it is evaluating final offers from New York and Orlando, Fla., the finalists competing for the company's headquarters. Despite talk of splitting an estimated 800 headquarters jobs between the cities, CEO Dave Barger says "I really think it's unlikely" because employees could no longer "walk down the hall" to talk to each other. JetBlue's lease in Forest Hills, N.Y., is set to expire in 2012.