Every offer letter your company issues should have a prenup; well actually, just a termination clause.
What happens when employment comes to an end?
I see it time and time again – Directors, Vice-presidents, Managers, and standard employee offer letters going out that don’t specify what happens when employment is terminated.
In the rare circumstances where employees are let go, they might be entitled to the minimum standards as per the relevant state, provincial, or even federal laws.
But, most of the time they will seek out a lawyer or they will Google termination/severance pay, and a lawyer’s website will come up and they could tell them that they are owed six months of severance pay.
When you let somebody go and the offer letter they signed off on one, two, five, ten years ago doesn’t include termination Provisions then you as the employer are screwed.
So, ensure you have a termination clause listed in every employment offer letter you issue, and prevent headaches, loss of time, and money down the road.
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