Layoffs and the Law
6 Steps You Must Take to Terminate Legally
Get your CD now from this up-to-the-minute event!



“Emergencies have always been necessary to progress. It was darkness which produced the lamp. It was fog that produced the compass. It was hunger that drove us to exploration. And it took a depression to teach us the real value of a job.”
 – Victor Hugo

Has the layoff epidemic hit your organization yet … or is it still coming?

The current economic downturn is forcing deep cuts in the workforce. According to a Watson Wyatt poll, 45% of U.S. companies polled have already made layoffs, or expect to in the next 12 months.

SOURCE: 248 companies polled in mid-October 2008, Watson Wyatt
Worldwide | The Washington Post - October 24, 2008

And that means tears, anger, retaliation … and lawsuits!

The sooner that you – and line supervisors – learn the proper steps to take (and those to AVOID), the faster your organization will move down the path to legally safe, stress-free terminations. And now there’s a way to move down that path quickly – and safely.

From the comfort of your own office or conference room, you can put an end to legally risky firings: listen to our 11/13/08 audio conference, Layoffs and the Law: 6 Steps You Must Take to Terminate Legally. Gather your managers around and have them listen, too!

Nationally recognized employment law attorney Maria Greco Danaher, a frequent legal writer for the Society for Human Resources Management, will guide you through the correct policies and processes that will help you avoid unlawful-discharge claims. 

In this 75-minute audio conference, Maria will give you definitive, practical guidance on:

  • How to ensure that your written policies and handbooks support termination decisions.
  • The right way supervisors should effectively track and document discipline and performance issues in order to support legal terminations.
  • How a well constructed severance agreement and release can help to avoid a lawsuit.
  • The correct step-by-step protocol for terminations and the common mistakes that occur in poorly planned terminations.
  • What must be addressed during and after termination meetings to comply with applicable laws.
  • And much more!

With nearly half of U.S. companies cutting (or planning to cut) jobs in the next 12 months, the time is now to prepare yourself for the rollercoaster emotions … unpredictable actions … and legal repercussions that inevitably follow terminations. Buy the CD today!


Pat DiDomenico
Editorial Director, HR Specialist

P.S. Layoffs and the Law: 6 Steps You Must Take to Terminate Legally will help your organization meet legal and ethical requirements, prevent expensive and disruptive litigation and reduce legal costs. Your satisfaction is unconditionally guaranteed. If Layoffs and the Law: 6 Steps You Must Take to Terminate Legally fails to meet your needs in any way, we will immediately refund 100% of your purchase price – no hassles, no questions asked.

When the next round of layoffs comes and you have to tell shocked workers to leave, it won’t be the time for you to research best practices. Prepare yourself now!


Listen to a Free Audio Clip:

About the Speaker:
Maria Greco Danaher, Esq., heads the Employment and Labor Law Practice Group of the law firm of Ogletree Deakins in Pittsburgh, and has broad experience in representing management as both an in-house and outside counsel in employment and litigation matters. She has counseled supervisors and managers in termination-related questions and has conducted workplace training for both small business and major corporations on the issue. Ms. Danaher is an advisor for HR Specialist: Employment Law and The HR Specialist.
Credit Hours:
Listening to this event qualifies as 1.25 recertification credit hours toward PHR and SPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI).

Who Should Listen:
 • Executives
 • HR professionals
 • Supervisors and managers
 • Business owners 

Pricing Options :
CD with presentation materials $197

This event is sponsored by:
The National Institute of Business Management
Leading Managers Since 1937
7600A Leesburg Pike, West Building, Suite 300 • Falls Church, VA 22043-2004
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