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Procedures For Correctly Handling Termination Pay

Webinar: ID# 1022839
Recorded CD
About This Course:
Many considerations play into final pay decisions. We will discuss issues employers should consider before terminating the employment relationship.

We will focus on final pay including timing issues and key language in agreements that must be reviewed before terminating an employee. We will also discuss the art of drafting severance agreements, considerations concerning benefits continuation, and unemployment in formulating a termination package.

This webinar will also outline best practices and different approaches to conducting the termination meeting.


The Myth of At-Will Employment
  • The At-Will Employment Doctrine
  • Exceptions to At-Will Employment
Unlawful Reasons for Termination
  • Protected Classes
  • Protected Activities
  • Timing of the Termination
  • Hidden Termination Issues
Lawful Reasons for Termination
  • Examples of Legitimate Business Reasons for Ending Employment
  • Questions to Consider Before Termination
Delivering the News
  • Recommended Actions
About The Presenter

Jonathan Judge
  • Senior counsel in the Cerritos office of Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo
  • Advises employers in labor law and various employment litigation matters, including wrongful termination, discrimination, wage & hour, harassment, WARN Act, sick leave, and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act/Healthcare Reform
  • Represents employers before the National Labor Relations Board, Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE), and in arbitration; also advises employers on personnel policies and employee handbooks
  • Active member of the California Association of Health Facilities (CAHF), Executives’ Association of Orange County (EAOC), and Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA). Since 2010, Jonathan has also served on the CAHF legal subcommittee
  • Contributing Editor to The Developing Labor Law (Hardin & Higgins, Sixth Ed. 2012), and also contributes to the various firm publications and blog
  • J.D. degree, University of Southern California; B.S. degree in anthropology, University of Utah
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