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July 12, 2010

Nicholas DiGiovanni to Teach On-Line NACUA Course on Employee Separations

Nicholas DiGiovanni will be one of three instructors providing instruction in an on-line course offered by NACUA entitled, “Employee Separations: Best Practices to Ensure Legal Compliance.”  This four-week course (July 12 – August 2) is a blend of self-study and instructor facilitated learning.  Participants can access materials 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Each weekly module features a narrated PowerPoint presentation (like a pre-recorded virtual seminar), self-assessments and extensive resources. Students can interact with each other and their instructors on the class discussion board and on two instructor-led conferences calls. The course is informative, interactive and convenient.

The key legal and practical issues to be discussed include,

  • How to evaluate employment documents, policies, and practices that provide flexibility in the event that one or more employees must be laid off or dismissed;
  • How to recognize ways to minimize the risk of litigation and discrimination claims arising from employee dismissal or separation;
  • How to effectively document employee discipline and reasons for dismissal;
  • How to draft employee separation agreements;
  • How to structure reductions in force and early retirement programs;
  • How to understand the essential differences and typical considerations in dealing with employee dismissals and layoffs in unionized settings; and
  • How to handle dispute resolution options including mediation and arbitration in both unionized and non-unionized settings.

Registration is limited to 50 individuals.  To register, you must be an attorney or another administrator from a NACUA Member Institution or Associate Member Institution, or be an Associate Individual Member.

For more information and to register, please visit NACUA by clicking here