September 10, 2020

Upcoming Webinar: COVID-19 and Reductions in Work Force

While some businesses require additional staff, others are contemplating reorganizations and permanent reductions in force (“RIF”). Businesses in some sectors of the economy particularly hard hit by the pandemic are contemplating permanent staff reduction.

A successful RIF must be carefully conceived to avoid potential legal pitfalls. In this presentation, employers will learn:

  • how to properly plan a RIF;
  • address issues related to the selection of employees for permanent layoff;
  • understand WARN Act requirements;
  • structure legally compliant exit incentives and involuntary severance programs; and
  • understand what an enforceable release must include

Be sure to REGISTER today.

Head shot of Oakland County Bar Foundation Fellow, Mark Knoth of Kerr RussellMark C. Knoth chairs the firm’s Labor, Employment, Employee Benefits & ERISA Practice Group. He counsels and advises business owners, managers and human resources professionals on workplace issues. These include civil rights and anti-discrimination laws; employee discipline; wage and hour; overtime; employee leaves; reasonable accommodations; veterans issues; picketing; secondary boycotts; reductions in force; drug testing; unemployment compensation; affirmative action; and union organizing campaigns, among other matters. He additionally drafts employee policies, handbooks, contracts, and covenants not to compete, and investigates threats of violence, allegations of harassment, and other employee misconduct.

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