Legally Terminating An Employee covers the essential practices that will reduce the chances of lawsuits and legal actions against employers when they are forced to terminate employees under California law. There are special rules that cover furloughs during the Covid 19 pandemic which will be reviewed.

Area Covered In The Webinar

  • Type of Employees and the Issues They Present
  • Employee Termination Policies
  • Risk Analysis
  • Lay-offs vs. Discharge for Cause
  • When Is It Illegal to Fire An Employee?
  • Documenting Performance Issues
  • Conducting the Legal Review
  • Informing the Employee
  • The Final Paycheck
  • Severance Pay and Unemployment Claims

Why should you attend?

Although terminating employees is one of the more unpleasant aspects of business management and ownership it is sometime absolutely necessary. When necessary it should be performed in the most professional and ethical manner possible.

It is important to understand the differences between a layoff, a furlough and a complete termination of employment. The decision to terminate an employee sets into motion a series of duties the employer must handle responsibly in order to afford the most legal protection to the business.

Who Will Benefit

  • Business Owners/Operators
  • HR/Personnel Managers
  • Department or Unit Managers
  • Any Manager or Employee with the responsibility of terminating other employees


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Melvin K. Patterson, an attorney licensed to practice before all state and federal courts in California, was General Counsel to Cedrus Investments Limited, an international financial services firm wi Know More

Melvin K. Patterson