Employment Issues in Mergers and Acquisitions: Planning for Integration and Mitigating Risk
Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will discuss the employment and labor issues triggered by mergers and acquisitions, both domestic-U.S. and international. The panel will cover integration planning throughout the deal process--from pre-acquisition through post-acquisition--and discuss employment and labor due diligence considerations, integrating and updating employment policies and practices, navigating pending employment claims and minimizing the risk of new ones, and potential traps for the unwary.
- Pre-M&A employment due diligence
- M&A employment issues
- Employment agreements
- Workforce identification and classification
- Employment policies and practices
- Immigration issues
- Labor union issues
- Mitigating risks
- Cross-border transactions
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What typical employment issues arise in M&A transactions?
- Which post-closing employment agreements can help retain essential employees?
- How can companies use litigation releases to mitigate liability risks associated with terminations?
- What are best practices for limiting liability associated with reductions in force?
- What additional issues and challenges arise where the M&A target company has employees and contractors outside the U.S?
Donald C. Dowling, Jr.
Mr. Dowling has extensive experience advising U.S.-based companies on outbound international labor and employment laws.... | Read More
Mr. Dowling has extensive experience advising U.S.-based companies on outbound international labor and employment laws. Don provides counsel on a wide variety of global employment law matters, including codes of conduct and HR policies that guide operations in multiple jurisdictions, international compensation and benefits issues, whistleblower hotlines, and cross-border internal investigations and HR compliance audits. He regularly advises clients on employment matters that arise with international restructurings, reductions in force, mergers, acquisitions, and outsourcing. Additionally, Don helps clients properly engage independent contractors overseas, manage expatriate programs, and develop employment agreements and employee handbooks.Close
Robert C. Long
Mr. Long is a widely respected leader on the complex labor and employment issues that arise in the context of corporate... | Read More
Mr. Long is a widely respected leader on the complex labor and employment issues that arise in the context of corporate transactions, including M&As, bankruptcy, downsizing, reorganization and turn-around work with troubled companies or industries. He is the founder of the firm’s Business Restructuring Practice Group. Mr. Long regularly works with corporate clients and private equity firms to guide them in structuring corporate transactions to minimize risk and maximize the value and success of those transactions from a labor, employment, and employee benefits perspective. This includes transaction planning, due diligence, deal documentation, re-negotiation of labor agreements and pre-and post-closing integration activities. Mr. Long frequently collaborates with leading M&A corporate lawyers, accountants and management consultants on such engagements.Close