Employment at Will and Wrongful Termination Allegations

Course Description:

In this webinar we will discuss the extent and limits of employment-at-will. We will also explore the statutory exceptions and contractual provisions that seem to undermine employment-at-will to give you clarity and guidance on an often misunderstood principle of employment law.

 

Why Should You Attend?
Many employers make the mistake of assuming that because they hired an employee “at-will” that terminating that employee will be a done deal—and they often end up defending a wrongful termination claim. Other employers may hold onto employees who are not performing or who may even undermine company goals and safety, because they think that terminating them will automatically result in a multi-million dollar lawsuit. Neither of those assumptions is necessarily true! So what’s an employer to do? This webinar will help you gain some insight into how to navigate your relationship with your employees, keeping employment-at-will and its exceptions in mind.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Defining Employment-at-will
  • Identifying situations falling outside of employment-at-will
  • Identifying exceptions to employment-at-will
  • Anti-Discrimination laws and employment-at-will
  • Rights and obligations of employers and employees
  • Employment Agreements, Disclaimers

 

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

  • What is Employment-at-Will?
  • Common Mis-Conceptions
  • Public Policy
  • Statutory Exceptions
  • Wrongful Discharge
  • Written Employment Agreements
  • Employee Handbooks
  • The NLRB and disclaimers
  • Scope of Employment-at-will
  • Case examples

 

Who Will Benefit:

  • HR Directors
  • HR Managers and VP’s
  • Hiring Managers
  • CEO
  • COO
  • Business Owners
  • Senior Management
  • Compliance Officers

Our Speaker

Janette Levey Frisch

Janette Levey Frisch is an attorney with more than 20 years’ legal experience. She works with employers on most employment law issues to ensure that employers are in the best position possible to avoid litigation, audits, employee relations problems, and the attendant, often exorbitant costs. She authors the firm’s weekly blog, where she discusses issues impacting employers today. She has written articles on many different employment law issues for many publications, including EEO Insight, Staffing Industry Review, @Law, and Chief Legal Officer. Ms. Frisch has also spoken and trained on topics, such as criminal background checks in the hiring process, joint employment, severance arrangements, pre-employment screening among many others. She is licensed in New Jersey and New York. In addition, she serves as a Legal Wellness Professional to employers outside New Jersey and New York on almost all federal employment law issues, to enable employees to address workplace challenges before they escalate to litigation or costly audits. Ms. Frisch is also a contributor to the recently released book, “Hiring Greatness: How to Recruit Your Dream Team and Crush the Competition,” published by John Wiley and Sons, and authored by David E. Perry and Mark J. Haluska.

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