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Termination

Plain and Simple Liars Lose

February 27, 2004
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Little white lies employers tell to soften the blow of firing someone can backfire in a costly way.
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Horrors From the Bad-Firing Files

October 30, 2003
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If terminations are messy, public and humiliating, they're fodder for hungry plaintiffs' lawyers.
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Termination Checklist

September 2, 2003
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Two valuable samples of forms used when terminating an employee.
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A Letter to Pillowtex Employees and Their Families

July 31, 2003
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What Michael Gannaway, Chairman and CEO, told employees about the company's termination of approximately 6,450 salaried and hourly positions.
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Corporate Fallout From Failed Marriages

February 27, 2003
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When one of your executives is in a bitter divorce, corporate information can find its way into the public record, sometimes to the embarrassment of the company.
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Sample At-Will Employment Statement

October 28, 2002
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Some language to spell out the all-important message that an employee’s job isn’t permanent.
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A Return to At-Will Employment

May 6, 2001
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It's a hard fall for some employees, but a decision by the trend-setting California Supreme Court might bring business back to real employment at will.
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Ways of Assuring At-Will Clarity

May 6, 2001
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Watch your employee handbook--and not just the part about "at-will employment."
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Sample Exit Interview

February 23, 2001
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This survey focuses on the issues that come into play when an employee decides to leave a company.
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Facing the Layoff Trend

February 2, 2001
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Steps to take to avoid downsizing; what to remember if you must cut jobs; and average severance awards.
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