Effective and clear termination policies and procedures are a critical human resources tool. They provide shelter from potential lawsuits and clarify the employment relationship before it begins, ensuring there is no misunderstanding between the parties. This looseleaf volume includes exclusive step-by-step guidance to the termination and disciplinary policies and procedures that will save your organization money and increase employee productivity - both in the short and long-term.
You'll benefit from:
Best Practices: Termination
- Comprehensive approach – 10 chapters canvass all aspects of voluntary and involuntary terminations of employees, as well as a complete discussion of an employer's disciplinary options
- Practical tools including 25 forms, checklists, tip sheets and sample policies – identified by industry, size of firm, union or non-union and province – designed to be easily customized to your particular circumstances
- Easy-to-use format – Bringing together all of the information and documentation you need to accomplish the crucial tasks
- Up-to-date coverage – The looseleaf format combined with regular supplementation keeps readers current on the latest developments in this fast moving field
- Commentary you can trust – Written by leading management consultants and experienced employment law practitioners
is designed to provide specific advice to employers for anticipating or resolving all of the issues they are likely to encounter on a regular basis, including:
- Effectively managing disciplinary problems
- How to get the most useful information out of an exit interview
- Reviewing options before enacting involuntary terminations
- Criteria for downsizing – e.g. skills-based, merit-based, seniority-based, equity-based, project or client-based?
- How to avoid allegations of age discrimination on early retirement policies
- Minimizing the loss of good people
- Dealing with the psychological realities of termination, and strategies for coping with stress
- Documenting a dismissal for just cause
- Volunteering information to a reference check without liability
- The significance of "whistleblower" laws
- How to choose a career transition firm
Table of Contents • Cultural and Policy Considerations • Termination Procedures • Legal Considerations • Disciplinary Discharge • Resignation and Retirement • Severance • Downsizing • Life After Change - Survivors and Reengineering • Outplacement Services • Canadian Practices.
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