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YPS Presents: Terminating Employees Without Lawsuits


Speakers: Joel J. Greenwald, Esq.

Description: This presentation details the potential legal risks facing employers when terminating employees, and offers advice on how to mitigate or avoid those risks. Key issues covered include: legal obligations of employers under federal and state law; proper legal risk assessment in terminations; steps employers should take in preparation for terminations; and viable, cost-saving alternatives to layoffs and terminations.

Items to be covered include:

  • What should be involved in the decision to terminate?
  • Can you really fire someone without a reason?
  • What are the biggest termination mistakes?
  • What documentation is needed to support a termination?
  • Decisions about severance and separation agreements

Joel Greenwald is a dynamic attorney and a Managing Partner at the law firm of, Greenwald Doherty LLP. Focusing on labor relations and employment law, Joel advises and represents management on myriad legal issues. His educational and accessible style endears him to clients and colleagues alike.

Joel believes in helping employers avoid litigation from the start. With a wide range of innovative legal services and engaging training sessions for management and human resources, Joel establishes clear strategies to achieve compliance with federal, state, and local workplace laws and regulations. Joel has also pioneered The Values Effect, a toolset that helps companies use their values to discipline and terminate high-performing, yet toxic employees, while also ensuring a positive and productive work culture for the future.