Employment-at-Will! Does It Protect Employers from Wrongful Termination Allegations? (SHRM & HRCI Accredited Course)

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  • You may have heard that most employment is at-will, but what does that mean?
  • If you employ your workers “at-will”, does that mean you can fire them whenever you want?
  • Does invoking the employment-at-will doctrine protect you from wrongful termination lawsuit?
  • Why You Should Attend:

    Many employers make the mistake of assuming that because they hired an employee “at-will”, 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 well 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 can an employer 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:

    Attend the webinar to know:

  • The extent and limits of Employment-at-Will. We will also explore the statutory exceptions and contractual provisions that seem to undermine at-will employment to give you clarity and guidance on an often misunderstood principle of employment law.
  • The rights and obligations of employers and employees.
  • Areas Covered in the Session :

    • Defining Employment-at-Will
    • Identifying situations falling outside of at-will employment
    • Identifying exceptions to Employment-at-Will
    • Anti-discrimination laws and Employment-at-Will
    • Rights and obligations of employers and employees
    • Employment agreements, disclaimers, written employment agreements
    • Employee handbooks
    • The NLRB and disclaimers
    • Scope of Employment-at-Will
    • Case examples
    Who Should Attend:

    • CEOs
    • Senior Managers
    • Business Owners
    • Hiring Managers
    • All HR Professionals
    • Recruiters
    • VPs
    • CFOs
    • Comptrollers
    • Compensation Specialists
    • Compliance Officers


    Janette Levey Frisch is an attorney with more than 20 years legal experience. Janette is the founder of The EmpLAWyerologist Firm. Janette works with employers on most employment law issues, acting as the Employer’s Legal Wellness Professional – to ensure that employers are in the best position possible to avoid litigation, audits, employee relations problems, and the attendant, often exorbitant costs. Janette authors the firm’s weekly blog and has written articles on many different employment law issues for many publications, including EEO Insight, Staffing Industry Review, @Law, and Chief Legal Officer.

    Janette 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, many others. Janette is licensed in New Jersey and New York. In addition, Janette 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. Janette 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.

    Janette 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.

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