Reductions in Force and Layoff Alternatives: Minimizing Employer Liability
Best Practices to Ensure Compliance with WARN, ADEA and FLSA
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Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This seminar will outline best practices for employers' counsel planning and implementing reductions in force and alternatives to layoffs. The panel will discuss key considerations to minimize liability exposure under a complex variety of federal and state employment laws.
- Alternatives to reductions in force (RIFs)
- Reducing costs of active workforce
- Reducing workforce short of a RIF
- Pros and cons of such approaches
- Planning a RIF
- Impact of recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions
- Impact of age discrimination laws and court decisions
- Best practices for RIFs
- WARN Act Issues\Employee release agreements
- Federal WARN Act problem areas
- Employee release agreements
The panel will review these and other key questions:
- What steps should an employer take during the planning and execution of a reduction in force to protect the company against liability for discrimination, WARN and wage and hour violations?
- What wage and hour concerns are implicated by alternatives to layoffs?
- What are some best practices for drafting employee releases that will withstand court scrutiny?
Robert W. Ashmore
Fisher & Phillips
He represents employers in labor and employment law and has extensive experience handling reductions in force. He is a... | Read More
He represents employers in labor and employment law and has extensive experience handling reductions in force. He is a frequent speaker on labor and employment law topics.Close
David J. Murphy
Morrison & Foerster
He represents management regarding the employment aspects of mergers, acquisitions, restructuring and outsourcing;... | Read More
He represents management regarding the employment aspects of mergers, acquisitions, restructuring and outsourcing; wrongful termination; discrimination; and "whistleblower" and harassment claims.Close
Karen G. Schanfield
Fredrikson & Byron
She represents and advises employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. She is a frequent lecturer and author... | Read More
She represents and advises employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. She is a frequent lecturer and author on employment law topics.Close
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