Downsizing, Rightsizing, Reductions-in-Force: A Rose by Any Other Name is Still Employment Loss (December 2009)

October 8, 2009

BS&K's Statewide Labor and Employment Law, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation, and Immigration Law Practice is pleased to continue its on-going program of providing Senior Executives, General Counsel, and HR Professionals with timely insight and information concerning the ever-shifting landscape in the employment environment. The topics will offer a thorough review of major areas that concern and currently affect the workplace.

HRCI Recertification Credit
This program has been submitted to the HR Certification Institute.

Please note time difference between Downstate and Upstate locations.

Garden City / New York City

8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

All Other Cities

8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Program Description
Recently, the U.S. unemployment rate hit a 26-year high. Employers faced with the lingering effects of last year's unprecedented downturn continue to modify their employment levels. At this breakfast briefing, we will cover:

1. The mistakes employers have made, and can make, when they impose furloughs.

2. The various phases of a successful reduction-in-force.

3. The do's and don'ts of using the various tools of risk management in a RIF (e.g., effective separation agreements, voluntary retirement programs, lawful selection criteria).

4. Unemployment Insurance issues.

5. Federal and State Warn Act issues.