HR Question of the Month:
Can you terminate an employee for drinking on the job?

An employee was drinking on the clock, but he told his manager that he needs help and wants to go to drug-rehabilitation program. Can you still fire him for breaking company policy even though, after the fact, he stated he needs personal help and might need to take a leave of absence?

“I want to be a plumber when I grow up.”

A 12-year-old boy with autism spectrum disorder loves swimming, gymnastics, running, and – most of all – plumbing. Read about his time as an honorary plumber, and how he’s already setting his career wheels in motion.


Foundation Supports Contests at SkillsUSA Competition

Twelve top plumbing and HVACR students received honors in the competitions at SkillsUSA in Louisville, Ky.

Virginia Chapter Influences Workforce Legislation

PHCC of Virginia successfully advocated for workforce development legislation that will address the state's skilled labor shortage.


  • photo not available

    State of the Union Analysis: Favorable Business Legislation Ahead? Veto Power is Key

    President Obama delivered his sixth annual State of the Union speech on Capitol Hill on Tuesday night, Jan. 20, 2015....

  • photo not available

    The Political Pendulum

    The political pendulum swung again – this time in favor of the Republicans. This was not a huge surprise, as we knew...

  • photo not available

    The Skills Gap: A Critical Need

    I drove from Washington, D.C., to New York recently. It’s a very easy 4.5-hour drive. As I approached New York, the...

Latest Discussions

Log in to see this information


  1. photo not available
    Lesley Hammer

    Ken Neyer Plumbing, Inc.
    Cleves, OH
    United States

    53 Points

  2. photo not available
    Charles "Chip" Greene

    Greene & Associates, Inc.
    Macon, GA
    United States

    34 Points

  3. photo not available
    Danielle Dorsey

    PHCC of San Diego
    San Diego, CA
    United States

    30 Points


   Find Us on Facebook     Follow Us on Twitter     Join Us on LinkedIn     Find Us on YouTube