5 Legal Tips Before You Lay People Off
- Published: 27 June 2013
A family-owned and operated business is quite a bit different than other businesses due to the additional complexity of business and personal relationships. However, in some areas, a family-owned business is exactly the same. There are some do's and don'ts to laying people off. First "don't": Don't over-react to poor employees on the way out.
Going down a checklist will mitigate most legal issues with laying people off- even if they are family.
- Are they an at-will employee or a contractor?
- Are they disabled?
- Did you give them proper notice and time?
- Did you give them a good reason?
Read about some more about things to think before that termination conversation takes place, as written in the FindLaw Small Business Law Blog.
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