Lawyer: NLRB ruling on wrongful-firing payouts will help businesses

01/24/2013 | American City Business Journals

Employers can settle wrongful-termination lawsuits by paying employees who were let go without having to reinstate them, according to a ruling by the National Labor Relations Board. "Employers can save the money that they'd otherwise spend on vindicating their decision and instead package that money they would have used for defense costs as a way to resolve the dispute by paying that money to the employee," says Steve Fox, an employment lawyer.

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