Severance Pay Policies

Policy data that ensures a well-rounded approach to employee departures

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No one likes to dwell on lay-offs and terminations, but severance policies are a major component of every HR department’s portfolio. Learn how businesses construct and distribute severance pay to their outgoing employees.

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Differentiate your company from your competitors when saying goodbye to staff

Severance programs offer structure and guidance for HR and affected employees that are leaving an organization, while simultaneously ensuring that they are treated fairly and preparing them to re-enter the job market. This publication breaks down and analyzes practices for termination and severance pay, offering unprecedented access into how today’s leading organizations handle this sensitive but critical HR area.

Understand statutory and market practices

  • Statutory requirements
  • Severance pay policy
  • Notice periods
  • Severance payments
  • Payment formula
  • Outplacement services*
  • Covid-19 impact*
* New to the 2020 survey.

Published: December 2017

Next release: July 2020

File format: PDF

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