Webinars & Seminars

Downsizing done right: revisited

EmployerLINC Webinar


Roberta B. Fields
Paul A. Ross

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 complimentary webinar, McAfee & Taft labor and employment attorneys Roberta Fields and Paul Ross will 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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This program was approved for 1.0 (HR (General)) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. PLEASE NOTE: To comply with the latest HR Certification Institute webinar/webcast program certification requirements, HRCI credit will be awarded only to participants who: 1) register prior to the live event, 2) access the live webinar using a separate login for each person requesting HRCI credit, and 3) participate in the full length of the program. Participation monitoring and reporting provided by a third-party vendor. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org.

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February 25, 2015|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Central)