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Terminating an Employee? These Are the Legal Ins and Outs You Need to Know

February 7, 2024


Insubordination. IP disclosure. Misconduct. Breach of restrictive covenant.

All of these are legitimate reasons to fire someone, but what do HR managers and business owners need to know about the legal technicalities surrounding employment termination?

Components of a legal termination

To avoid legal issues post-termination, it’s important to understand the main components of a lawful employment termination.

  • Make sure you identify any required paperwork to provide to the employee under state or local law. For example, in California, employees must be provided a certain form of Notice of Change in Employment Relationship as well as a pamphlet about unemployment benefits at the time of termination.

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