January 24, 2013 Articles

Implementing an Effective Workforce Reduction

The legal ramifications are complicated and require a nuanced understanding of the law.

By Teresa D. Teare and Bryan M. O'Keefe – January 24, 2013

With the economy continuing to struggle and employers facing increased economic pressure, many employers have encountered an unpleasant reality: a need for a reduction in their workforce. While the emotional impact of such a decision can be profound, the legal ramifications are complicated and require a nuanced understanding of the law. However, planning a reduction in force with legal considerations in mind can both avoid liability and allow an employer to properly focus its resources on helping employees through this difficult process.

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