Downsizing done right: revisited

In an effort to adapt to a declining economy, changing technology, or increasingly competitive landscape, many companies are faced with the option of strategically restructuring their businesses through a reduction in force. While making the decision to downsize is never easy, the implementation process can be just as challenging for HR professionals and management.

Whether your company is planning a workplace reorganization or reduction in force (RIF), or you just want to be prepared in the event one becomes necessary, this webcast is for you. In this one-hour webinar, McAfee & Taft labor and employment attorneys Roberta Fields and Paul Ross walk you through the dos and don’ts of downsizing, helping you proactively address the multi-faceted issues involved.

Topics covered include:

  • How to avoid claims of discrimination or unfairness
  • Employer obligations under the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act (OWBPA)
  • How to identify factors which will affect your decisions, such as employment agreements and union contracts
  • WARN Act notice requirements
  • Best practices for planning for a RIF
  • The selection process: objective or subjective?
  • How to’s for using a subjective process for decision-making
  • The importance of documenting your process and decisions
  • Release and severance issues

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