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Firing Without Risk
Firing Without Risk


Flash Drive Containing .mp3 Audio File and .pdf Course Book File

In this practical 3.3-hour, April 6, 2016 program, Louis P. DiLorenzo, Esquire explains the many steps employers should take to avoid, or at least minimize, liability risks when firing employees. Mr. DiLorenzo has practiced labor and employment law for more than 35 years. He is a partner in the law firm of Bond Schoeneck & King, where he is also the Managing Partner of the firm's New York City office.

Major topics include:
Termination Risk Analysis
- employment-at-will limitations
- review employee's personnel file; consider timing of termination
- review company policies and procedures and applicable state and federal laws
Is Termination Legally Defensible?
- 7 steps of just cause
Issues To Address Prior To Termination Meeting
- last paycheck; vacation and sick pay
- bonuses and commissions
- stock options; vested retirement benefits; COBRA
- severance agreements; release of claims
Termination Meeting
- who should attend
- when and where
- how to conduct
Unemployment Insurance Benefits

TABLE OF CONTENTS AND SAMPLE PAGES: Our sister site,, offers this course book for purchase (without audio or CLE credit). There, you can see the complete Table of Contents and some Sample Pages. Click here to see these: Firing Without Risk (24-Page Book). Use your back button to return here to earn CLE credit.

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