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The Rising Tide: Employment Issues in a Down Economy

Worklaw Network and Workplace HR & Safety Magazine
April 16, 2009
Audio Conference

Firm partner Michael A. Warner, Jr. presents this audio conference in association with the Worklaw Network and Workplace HR & Safety magazine.

The audio conference explores various employment issues to consider in a down economy. Topics include guidelines for reducing liability during workforce reductions: defensible selection criteria, disparate impact issues, effective release agreements, voluntary separation programs, WARN act considerations, employee benefit modifications, OWBPA requirement, and COBRA changes; managing employees during a downturn; considering alternatives to layoffs; and auditing human resources procedures to avoid wage and hour and discrimination complaints.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the primary legal risks employers face during a reduction in force.
  • Understand practical steps to minimize legal liability.
  • Discover alternatives that may exist to avoid future layoffs.
  • Explore ideas on how managers can support employees remaining after a reduction in force.
  • Understand how to comply with new employer obligations imposed by the American Recovery and Investment Act.

Who Should Attend?

  • HR Managers
  • HR Directors
  • HR Professionals

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