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Corporate Counsel's Guide to Reductions in Force, 2020 ed.

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Format: Book - softbound
Brand: Business Laws Inc.
Copyright: 2020
ISBN: 9781539284833
Service #: 40448701
Sub #: 40448610
Pages: 1078
Shelf Space: 2 in.
Publication Frequency: Updated annually
Update format: Replacement pamphlets

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This publication provides explanations of relevant laws and regulations related to workforce reduction. It includes everything needed to counsel clients on ways to avoid the legal pitfalls possible with reductions in force. Some of the areas covered include the WARN Act, the National Labor Relations Act, age discrimination, ERISA, general termination questions, COBRA, alternative dispute resolution, legislative history and regulations, and advice and counsel. You also find a good selection of checklists and practical commentary by legal counsel who have been through workforce reductions.


  • Appendices include text of the WARN Act and the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act (OWBPA)
  • Covers the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act, auditing workforce reductions, state plant-closing laws, and age discrimination
  • Contains forms for complying with the WARN Act, sample OWBPA waiver and election forms
  • Also includes guidelines for review of employment terminations, and statistical analysis for the selection process
  • Comprehensive discussion on topics relating to reductions in force
  • Also covers the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act, early retirement programs, severance pay, and health benefits under COBRA
  • Includes sample memorandum to human resource managers