Posts Tagged Termination

Amazon.com will pay unhappy employees a bonus—up to $5,000—to leave, in a program that the online retail behemoth calls “Pay to Quit.”
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April 21, 2014

While planned layoffs fell to their lowest level in three months in September, U.S.-based employers announced plans to reduce payrolls by 40,289, according to the latest report on monthly job cuts, released Oct. 3, 2013, by global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc. That figure represents a 20 percent drop from August but is 19 percent higher than the job cuts announced in September 2012. This is the fourth consecutive month in which job cutting was heavier than a year ago.

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October 11, 2013
Is it legal—and if so, is it advisable—to fire a worker if he or she is looking for another job?

“Yes, it is legal,” said Eric Meyer, a partner at Philadelphia-based law firm Dilworth Paxson LLP and author of the online law blog “The Employer Handbook.” “Whether or not it is advisable depends on the circumstances.”

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October 1, 2013
U.S. employers accustomed to American-style employment at will face a significant challenge when dismissing an overseas employee who enjoys generous protections under employee-friendly foreign legal regimes. Before pulling the trigger on a dismissal abroad, an employer needs to understand and comply with a number of specific dismissal obligations under foreign law.
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June 13, 2013

There are a lot of people who cringe at the thought of terminating someone. And when I say terminating – I mean firing. Not a layoff because in most cases, employees don’t have control over a layoff decision. My philosophy is employees play an active role in the decision to get themselves fired.

March 13, 2013