Firing

There’s danger in every aspect of firing, from WARN Act layoffs and exit interviews to constructive discharge and more.

Learn how to fire an employee and sidestep wrongful termination lawsuits, with battle-tested firing procedures, and employment termination letters. At last, you can fire at will!

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If your company hasn't offered severance pay before, now's a good time to add it to your benefits lineup.

Issue: What you don't say in a job-offer letter may be just as important as what you do say. Risk: Fired employees may try to use poorly written job-offer letters ...
It's not uncommon to realize that employees on Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave aren't as productive as their temporary replacements. That puts you in the sticky situation of wishing you ...
Alert managers that they can't demote, fire or retaliate in any way against employees simply because they ask you to accommodate their physical ailments. That advice holds true even if employees ...

If you're fed up with an employee's conduct, consider entering into a "last-chance agreement" with the worker before cutting him or her loose.

Now's a good time to carefully review your policy on whether employees receive pay for unused vacation time when they depart your organization.

 Treat failure as temporary setback.

Issue: Can a small organization point to its size as a valid reason to deny jury-duty leave?
Risk: State law exemptions won't necessarily protect you from this type of lawsuit. ...
When news reports surfaced in December that a New Jersey hospital nurse admitted to killing 30 to 40 patients in his 14-year career, a pattern of lax background checks emerged.
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Issue: Drafting a legally sound employment contract and avoiding "implied contract" claims.
Benefit/risk: While employment contracts can offer your organization additional legal rights, they also expose you to new legal ...
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