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Nov 13, 2017

Suggestions on Avoiding Mishaps in Employee Discipline or Termination

Sometimes the most obvious steps to minimize the risk of adverse employment decisions are disregarded. Critical to avoiding making matters worse when disciplining an employee for some form of misconduct or failure in performance, up to and including termination is to DOCUMENT, DOCUMENT, DOCUMENT. A well maintained paper trail, beginning as early as the recruiting phase, should provide stronger support for any employment decision down the road.  … Read More

Jan 25, 2012

IN THE NEWS: What’s the Impact of Compliance with Post-Employment Obligations on Severance Agreements?

What does the dispute between MacAndrews & Forbes and Donald Drapkin, its former Vice Chairman, indicate to other executives who sign severance agreements? That company property should be returned and confirmation of such return should be obtained by the executive, that companies should have solid procedures in place to monitor the possession of confidential information by employees, and that post-employment obligations are enforceable — depending on how they are drafted and the particular facts of the case.… Read More

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