How to Fire Without Lawsuits or Drama
Terminations are the most stressful and legally dangerous moment for any HR professional or manager.
Just one mistake during the process – a discipline error, documentation slip-up or the wrong words at the termination meeting – can spark years of litigation. Plus, you have to deal with the emotional fallout … risk of violence … and co-worker response.
Do you and your management team know all the right moves? On Wednesday, December 20, put an end to termination anxiety by joining us for Termination Workshop: How to Fire Without Lawsuits or Drama.
Attorney Anniken Davenport will provide a clear explanation of what HR and supervisors must do to prepare for and carry out a termination. Anniken literally wrote the book on the topic, Fire at Will, and you'll receive a complimentary copy just for registering.
In this 75-minute, interactive webinar, Anniken will give you definitive, practical guidance on:
- The best way for supervisors to document discipline and performance to support legal terminations
- The correct step-by-step protocol for termination meetings (where, when, with who and what to say)
- What must ALWAYS be said during a termination … and what must NEVER be said
- How to use a well-written severance agreement to avoid lawsuits
- Simple words that ease tension and prevent arguments and violence during the firing
- The best day and time of the week to terminate groups of employees versus individuals
- How WARN and mini-WARN laws work when laying off large numbers of employees
- When and how to contest unemployment benefits
- What extra care to take if the employee has made a discrimination complaint
- Plus, answers to your specific questions on termination policies and procedures!
In airplanes, takeoffs and landings are the most dangerous part of the flight. The same is true with employees. Hirings – and, even more so, firings – are the biggest flash points for employee lawsuits.
Now is the time to prepare yourself and your supervisors for the rollercoaster emotions … unpredictable actions … and legal risks that inevitably follow terminations. I look forward to welcoming you on December 20.
Pat DiDomenico, Editorial Director
P.S. Early Registration Bonuses. The first 50 people who register for this webinar will receive our top-selling, newly updated special report, Fire at Will: Terminating Your Employees Legally. Packed with 60 pages of valuable advice, it shows simple techniques that give you a concrete legal position in almost any situation. Plus, you'll receive a recording of our previous webinar, Termination Pay: When to Pay It, How to Pay It, and How to Tax It, which will help you find out if your termination pay practices are correct and compliant with federal and state regulations.
P.P.S. Extra Added Bonus. You'll receive one month of Premium Plus Online – our comprehensive electronic information service. Premium Plus Online features more than 10,000 HR articles, online compliance self-audits, over 100 forms and checklists, plus Ask the Attorney (responses to your employment law questions). So that you continue to benefit from Premium Plus, we'll continue your access automatically for just $99 per quarter, unless you tell us "no, thanks" – your choice.
P.P.P.S. We promise you'll be satisfied. If the Termination Workshop fails to meet your needs in any way, we will refund 100% of your tuition – no hassles, no questions asked. Your conference materials, website access and Early Registration Bonuses are yours to keep.
CD Recording & Download: $197
Webinar, CD Recording & Download: $297
Since this is a webinar, you and your entire staff can attend in the comfort of your office or conference room for one low price! You may include as many people as you wish while listening on a single phone line or computer. Contact us for multi-site discounts.
About Your Speaker:
Anniken Davenport is a noted employment law attorney and the editor of the HR Specialist state employment law newsletter series. She has authored several books, including the Employer's Practical Legal Guide and Overtime & Other Tricky Pay Issues. She is the co-author of the upcoming Labor & Employment Law for the 21st Century by Prentice Hall. Anniken has served as a professor at Penn State University, where she taught business law and HR management, and she directed the Legal Studies Program at Wilson College. Her legal career includes representing government units in discrimination and other employment law cases and representing school districts in labor negotiations.
Early Registration Bonuses:
Fire at Will: Terminating Your Employees Legally. One of our top-selling books, Fire at Will, helps you reassert your right to fire employees – without fear of lawsuits. Packed with 60 pages of valuable advice, it shows simple techniques that give you a concrete legal position in almost any situation. The book usually sells for $40, but you'll receive a complimentary PDF copy simply by registering for the webinar.
Termination Pay: When to Pay It, How to Pay It, and How to Tax It. Termination pay is one of your most complex and confusing duties. Don't try to guess at the compliance rules. The risks are way too high. That's why we've created an audio recording to help you find out if your termination pay practices are correct and compliant with federal and state employment tax regulations.
Extra Added Bonus:
You'll also receive one month of members-only access to Premium Plus Online – our comprehensive electronic information service at TheHRSpecialist.com. Premium Plus Online features more than 100 forms and checklists, plus Ask the Attorney (responses to your employment law questions). So that you continue to benefit from Premium Plus, we'll continue your access automatically for just $99 per quarter, unless you tell us "no, thanks" – your choice.
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