Payroll HR Tip of the Week, sponsored by Highflyer Payroll: Returning a terminated employee’s personal belongings

How should you handle returning personal belongings to a terminated employee? Should you pack them up for the employee?

You may pack their personal belongings or ask that they come in and collect their items. Our preference is to let the employee gather their things so that you avoid any disputes about missing personal items, but either way is fine. As long as the items are not harmed or discarded, you should be in good shape to collect their personal belongings for them … and given COVID-19, this option is preferable. Read more to learn what you should consider if you go this route.