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How to Terminate an Employee in New York – Meyer Suozzi Podcast featuring Paul Millus

HOW TO TERMINATE AN EMPLOYEE IN NEW YORK PODCAST

I. Introduction

A.    Disclaimer

B.    Not included in discussion

    1. Mass layoff/RIFS
    2. Termination of union employee
    3. Termination of a civil servant

II. Legal Basics

A.    New York is an “at will” employment state

B.    Discrimination termination based on employee’s gender, race, national origin, age disability

C.    EEOC Statistics

III. PRE-CONSIDERATION

A.    Why are you terminating the employee?

B.    Who is the employee? Does the employee belong to a protected class?

C.    Immediate action required?

D.    Have you documented the reason for termination?

    1. Employee reviews
    2. Poor performance “honesty is the best policy”

E. How will the termination be implemented?

    1. Who will be present—have a witness
    2. What will be said—have a script

IV. POST SCRIPT

A.    Notice of termination under New York State law

B.    Payment of last paycheck

C.    COBRA

D.    Deny employee all access—security issues

E.    Preserve employee communications

 

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Check out Paul Millus’ bio: https://www.msek.com/attorney/millus-…

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