On-Demand Webcast: The law of employee resignations

Date and Time

Starts:02/21/2018 8:00 AM

Ends:02/21/2056 8:00 AM

Event Type: Webcast

1 Hour Hour(s)


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While employers are often just passive recipients of resignation letters, resignations can be an important tool in the HR Professional's toolbox. Do you know how to use them effectively?  If not, this is session will help teach you how.

This program is designed to cover basic legal concepts around resignations, including what is sufficient to qualify as a resignation, how much notice various categories of employees needs to provide, what the consequences are when employees don't give sufficient notice and whether employers have to keep paying the employee if they want their employment to end immediately.

It will also touch on some more advanced topics like the pros and cons of using resignation (instead of termination) as a bargaining chip and how resignations can be used in 'sensitive' employee situations. 


Learning objectives:

  • Learn the basics of employee resignations
  • Learn when and how to push back where insufficient notice is provided by an outgoing employee
  • Learn how to use resignations in sensitive employee situations


Who should attend?

HR Professionals:

  1. Who want to round out their knowledge base;
  2. At companies that May need to part ways with difficult employees, disabled employees, employees who alleged harassment / discrimination / etc
  3. At companies that have high turnover rates;
  4. Are concerned about the departure of senior executives or other key personnel who the company is heavily dependent on; 

Speaker bio(s)
Stephen Wolpert, Whitten & Lublin

Steve is a lawyer at Whitten & Lublin, where he practices in all areas of employment law. He advises employer and employee clients alike regarding employment agreements, confidentiality issues, restrictive covenants, wrongful and constructive dismissals, employment policies, human rights matters, and compliance with legislative standards.

Prior to joining Whitten & Lublin, Steve maintained a broader commercial litigation practice, dealing with a variety of commercial disputes and insolvency matters.

Steve was called to the bar in 2009. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University and a Bachelor of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School.