Legally Terminating an Employee


Instructor: Melvin K Patterson
Product ID: 705952
Training Level: Basic to Advanced

  • Duration: 90 Min
In this hr compliance webinar participant will learn to recognize the business issues that arise from a termination of an employee and how best to address them. Also attendees will learn the basic employment laws at the federal and state level regarding termination of employees.
Last Recorded Date: Mar-2019


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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. Following proper procedures in terminating an employee not only softens the blow to the employee, but can protect the business from potential litigation arising from the termination. 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.

Learning Objectives:

  • Determining the Type of Employee Being Terminated (At-Will, Government, Contract).
  • Review of the Company Termination Policy
  • Understanding Federal & State Laws Related to Wrongful Termination
  • Documenting the Employee File to Prepare for Termination
  • How to Inform the Employee of the Termination Decision
  • Severance Pay, Waivers of Legal Rights and Unemployment Claims

Areas 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

Who Will Benefit:

  • Business Owners/Operators
  • HR/Personnel Managers
  • Department or Unit Managers
  • Any Manager or Employee with the responsibility of terminating other employees
Instructor Profile:
Melvin K Patterson

Melvin K Patterson
Founder, HR Employee Relations

Melvin K. Patterson, an attorney licensed to practice before all state and federal courts in California, was General Counsel to the Cedrus Group, a family of international financial services firms with offices around the globe. He is a member of the Labor & Employment Section of the California State Bar and has been admitted to the United States District Court for the Northern District of California as well as the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal. Mr. Patterson is experienced in Labor and Employment litigation and transactional matters in the U.S., Asia and the U.K. He has designed internal business policies, procedures and management structures, as well as inter-corporate relationships and has been a business owner himself.

Mr. Patterson is an experienced trial litigator who has handled numerous business and commercial matters for over 20 years on behalf of an elite clientele around the world. He has defended clients in matters brought against companies by employees, relating to commercial business agreements and government regulatory matters.

Mr. Patterson holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the John F. Kennedy University School of Law, as well as a Certificate in Strategic Human Resource Management from Cornell University. He has also earned the American Jurisprudence Award, completed specialized training in Assessing Economic Damages, Forensic Discovery and Preservation of Electronic Evidence and Data.

Mr. Patterson was nominated to the National Dean's List and has been a speaker before such groups as the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, is a past contributing editor to California Motions In Limine (The Rutter Group) and has been a columnist for the "The Docket", the news and information journal of the San Mateo County Bar Ass'n. He has a knowledge of Korean, Japanese and Spanish languages.

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