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Comings & Goings: How to Legally Manage Employee Departures and Return-to-Work

A 75-minute training focused on:

  • The New Steps of Terminations & Layoffs.

    New COVID laws have intensified the already legally risky termination process. Learn how to get in compliance.

  • When to Accommodate, When to Terminate.

    Discover where you can finally draw the line on all those (un)reasonable accommodation requests.

  • How to Return Employees to Work During the Pandemic.

    What to do if employees want to stay remote … or refuse the vaccine … or complain about a post-COVID disability.

Say your goodbyes to employees without saying hello to a lawsuit

Terminations of any kind are the most stressful and legally dangerous moment for any HR professional or manager. Just one mistake in the process—a discipline error, documentation slip-up, or the wrong words at the termination meeting—can spark years of litigation and a career black eye.

At the same time, your organization is dealing with how to safely and legally return employees to your workplace during the pandemic. And that’s triggering lots of legal questions relating to accommodations, employee leave, remote-work policies … and, yes, terminations.

Put an end to the legal anxiety surrounding employee comings and goings with 75 minutes of definitive, practical guidance. Get a clear explanation of how HR and supervisors must prepare for and carry out terminations, and lay out the best practice strategies for bringing employees back to your workplace.

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Agenda for Comings & Goings

  • The step-by-step best practices for any type of termination
  • 12 federal laws you need to be aware of … from ADA to WARN
  • Potential class-action claims triggered by departing staff
  • A 4-step process to decide when and how to accommodate employees’ medical ailments (and when you can terminate)
  • A 10-step checklist for leading a reduction in force
  • Answers to 7 key legal FAQs about returning employees to work during the pandemic
  • Whether employees can refuse to come back on site … and if you can terminate them for refusing
  • What to do if employees think they’ve been exposed to COVID at work
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Anniken Davenport is a noted employment law attorney and the editor of HR Specialist: Employment Law. She has authored several books, including Bullet-Proof Your Employee Handbook and Overtime & Other Tricky Pay Issues, published by HR Specialist. She is the co-author of the upcoming Labor & Employment Law for the 21st Century by Prentice Hall. Anniken has served as a professor at Penn State University, where she taught business law and HR management, and she directed the Legal Studies Program at Wilson College. Her legal career includes representing government units in discrimination and other employment law cases and representing school districts in labor negotiations.

Anniken Davenport
Anniken Davenport Attorney & Author

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Professional Certification Credit Hours Included:

This program is valid for 1.25 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.


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