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How to Legally Handle Employee Terminations and Resignations

OnDemand Webinar (90 minutes)

Learn how to properly handle resignations and the aftermath once an employee departs your organization.

This topic will cover the ins and outs of handling departing employees - whether they are leaving upon their own initiative or being asked to go. Learn the potential liability and impact of performance evaluations, disciplinary documentation, and internal investigations. Discover how to avoid the perception of improper motivation when you are forced to terminate an employee. Identify considerations to account for to minimize risk when laying off a group of individuals.


Rebecca Dobbs Bush, Esq., SmithAmundsen LLC


Does the Documentation Support Your Decision?

• Performance Evaluations

• Discipline and Corrective Discussions

• Conducting an Investigation

When You Have to Terminate

• Breaking the Causal Link and Avoiding Perception of Improper Motive

• Reviewing the Employee Termination Checklist

• Do's and Don'ts

Procedures for Layoffs

• Conducting a RIF

• WARN Act Notices

Separation Agreements and Releases

Handling Resignations

• Getting It in Writing

• Exit Interviews

• Dealing With Notice Periods

Managing the Separation

• Final Pay and Vacation

• References

• Security Issues