E mployee separations are a part of work life: employees quit, are fired, or are part of institutional budget cuts. While it is never easy to terminate an employee, there are ways institutions can minimize the legal risk.
This basic-level course will cover the legal issues involved in a spectrum of employee separations including dismissals, negotiated departures, reductions in force, and early retirement. In addition, the course will cover how such matters are typically dealt with in a unionized setting.
Join our three instructors, NACUA members Barbara Lee, Kathleen Rinehart and Nick DiGiovanni as they address the key legal and practical issues involved in employee separations, including:
- How to evaluate employment documents, policies, and practices that provide flexibility in the event that one or more employees must be laid off or dismissed
- How to recognize ways to minimize the risk of litigation and discrimination claims arising from employee dismissal or separation
- How to effectively document employee discipline and reasons for dismissal
- How to draft employee separation agreements
- How to structure reductions in force and early retirement programs
- How to understand the essential differences and typical considerations in dealing with employee dismissals and layoffs in unionized settings
- How to handle dispute resolution options including mediation and arbitration in both unionized and non-unionized settings
This four-week course is a blend of self-study and instructor facilitated learning. Participants can access materials 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Each weekly module features a narrated PowerPoint presentation (like a pre-recorded virtual seminar), self-assessments and extensive resources. Students can interact with each other and their instructors on the class discussion board and on two instructor-led conferences calls. The course is informative, interactive and convenient.
The course costs $299 per registrant and is limited to 50 participants.
This course was previously offered in the summer of 2010
Questions? Contact Camille Heenan at firstname.lastname@example.org