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Corporate Counsel's Guide to Reductions in Force, 2017 ed.

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Format: Book - softbound
Brand: Business Laws Inc.
Copyright: 2017
ISBN: 9780314846440
Service #: 40448701
Sub #: 40448610
Pages: 1006
Shelf Space: 2 in.
Publication frequency: Updated annually
Update method: 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.


  • Also covers the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act, early retirement programs, severance pay, and health benefits under COBRA
  • Appendices include text of the WARN Act and the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act (OWBPA)
  • 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
  • Covers the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act, auditing workforce reductions, state plant-closing laws, and age discrimination
  • Includes sample memorandum to human resource managers
  • Comprehensive discussion on topics relating to reductions in force