Employers must terminate employees from time to time in order to run their businesses effectively, but no other type of personnel transaction presents a higher degree of legal risk. The saying that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” applies with particular force when it comes to terminating employees. Even subtle differences in preparing for and conducting terminations can impact greatly the level of legal risk, and whether an employer faces a claim that may cost six figures (or more) in potential liabilities and litigation costs.
- Assessing Legal Risks of a Termination
- Essential Steps for Performance Terminations & Layoffs
- How to Conduct a Termination Meeting
- Essential Documentation for Termination
- When to Offer Severance
- Separation & Release Agreements
- Recent Legal Developments Regarding Terminations
This is an edited recording of a webinar presented by Ray Hixson and Mary Wang on May 16, 2017. Please note that the webinar does not address changes in the law since the original program date. Please also note that the webinar provides only general information about the law, and does not constitute legal advice. Companies or individuals seeking legal advice should retain counsel.
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