Spotlight: Top 10 Termination Best Practices

Today’s topic is about a subject many people try to avoid thinking about, as no one enjoys letting an employee go. However, its a crucial part of any business and cannot be overlooked. Keeping an employee that has reached the end of their tenure too long, can adversely effect your agency’s operations. So when the time comes to end your relationship with the employee, you have to do it quickly and not drag it out. Additionally, when audits occur by the Department of Labor, you’re need to ensure that your office is following best practices and complying with all of the Labor laws in both your state and local jurisdiction.

Note: This article does not constitute legal advice. Please consult with your labor attorney to ensure that you are in compliance with your procedures.
  1. Include a Termination letter.
  2. Pay out remaining wages and accrued vacation time  on time (Be careful holding back checks).
  3. Storage of records.
  4. Notify the Department of Labor immediately.
  5. Communicate with employee in a timely manner.
  6. Remove employee access to All computers and software systems.
  7. Retrieve any company owned equipment given to the employee.
  8. Communicate appropriately with the rest of your staff.
  9. Communicate appropriately with your clients (especially those the employee regularly interacted with).
  10. Be empty of emotions during the Termination process.

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Author: Tyler West

Tyler West is a founding partner of Senior Care Business Advisors with over 10 years of experience in personal care, home care, health care and technology. He is also a former Director of Operations for a Home Care Agency and worked in technology with ClearCare and other organizations. Additionally, he is a published author. Connect with him through Senior Care Business Advisors website, www.SeniorCareBA.com, twitter.com/@seniorcareba or LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/senior-care-business-advisors-llc. You can also reach him via email at twest@seniorcareba.com.

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