The unfortunate impact of economic stressors can result in employers evaluating changes in their workforces.
Advised national telecommunications conglomerate on position non-exempt and exempt reclassifications, corporate restructuring and reductions-in-force and drafting of applicable severance agreements
Advised professional sports team on restructuring and mass lay-offs during COVID-19 pandemic, including application of federal and state WARN Acts
Advised a national printing company on multi-location layoffs as well as incentive pay agreements for retained workers
Counseled a financial services company on office closing and resulting lay-offs, including WARN Act compliance
Providing numerous clients advice and counsel on the February 2023 NLRB McLaren decision and its impact on the inclusion of confidentiality and nondisparagement clauses in severance agreements, and whether or not to use them.
Counseled clients on implementing multi-state reductions on force in anticipation of sales, mergers, and changes in control.
Advised clients on compliance with the WARN Act and state mini-WARN Acts, including preparation of letters and required notifications.
Coordinated reduction in force of 60% of the workforce for a large corporation including strategizing timing, providing WARN notices when necessary, providing OWBPA compliant separation agreements, and preparing retention agreements for key employees.
Coordinated many business reorganizations resulting in a reduction in force by providing EEO analysis, severance packages, and OWBPA compliance.
Advised client regarding reduction in force as a result of the sale of a division of the company involving employees in multiple states.
Advised clients in hospitality and service industries regarding furloughs of employees during COVID-19 pandemic.