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I own TESCo Janitorial Company. I an 68 and need to reduce my activity on a daily basis so I am going to lease my company to a 15 year old janitorial. I will do all the billing, and receivables which are already set up in quickBooks. I will also try to increase the size of TESco by doing some selling. What this means that now I won't need my office manager of 16 years. Wonderful employee but not enough to pay her $50.000 including benefits. How I approach her with the news of being fired. TomMigchell.
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Legally speaking, employment in Kansas is "at will" absent an agreement to the contrary, which means the employment relationship can be terminated at any time, with or without advance notice, and without the payment of severance. You simply need to inform the employee you are letting them go. Legally, you can inform her in writing, over the telephone, or in person--it is completely up to you.

The above noted, for an employee of 16 years it is the decent thing to let them go in person, and to provide two weeks notice so that they have time to look for another job. It's not a legal requirement, it's just the courteous thing to do for an employee who has spent so long working for you. It would also be the decent thing to provide the employee with a letter of recommendation along with an explanation that they were let go only due to office restructuring and not because of any performance related issues.

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