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Question: What documentation is required to properly terminate an employee?

Answer: The best practice is to review requirements for the state in which an employee works; many states have requirements specific to their locale.

Employee termination packets generally consist of required federal and state documents as well as those that are company or industry specific. There are some best practice termination documents which employers should consider including:

  • State unemployment insurance brochure
  • Exit interview document
  • Employee separation checklist
  • Final pay acknowledgement
  • Termination letter
  • Change of address