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    Terminations - If You Do It, You Must Do It Right (APPROVED for 1.75 General Recertification Credits toward the PHR, SPHR or GPHR by the HRCI)

    Date: May 9, 2012, 8:30am – 10:30am
    RSVP to Vicki Shean -
    Blue Ridge Community and Technical College Technical Center,
    Berkeley Business Park
    5550 Winchester Avenue (Rt. 11 S.), Inwood, WV 25428
    $20.00 for NON-MEMBERS (Breakfast Included)
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    About the Speaker:

    Constance H. Weber is a member of Kay Casto & Chaney PLLC where she practices primarily in the area of Employment Law. She is also a member of the firm's Insurance/Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Commercial, and Health Care Practice Groups.  She leads the firm’s associate, marketing and recruitment committees.

    As part of her practice, Ms. Weber regularly advises West Virginia employers as to the implementation of employment policies and procedures as well as their application to specific personnel related issues. She frequently addresses employers as well as other members of the West Virginia bar on such topics as employee selection and termination, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and wage and hour laws. She has tried several discrimination cases on behalf of employers in West Virginia in the various counties located throughout the state as well as before state and federal agencies.

    About the Program:

    This presentation will help guide HR Professionals in the most effective, thorough and civil ways to terminate an employee without further exacerbating an already unpleasant situation.

    There is no easy way to fire an employee.  However, there is wrong way to do it. And current WV case law allows a jury to disregard any interim or replacement wages earned by an employee who alleges she is wrongfully and maliciously terminated when awarded damages at trial.

    At the end of this session, HR Professionals will understand (1) how to effectively investigate employee misconduct and performance issues; (2) how to design disciplinary and termination procedures and systems that enhance productivity and moral ; and (3) how hasty and/or mismanaged terminations translate into adverse legal outcomes.