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Reductions in Force, WARN Act Return to Practice Areas & Industries

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Employers conduct workforce reductions for a variety of economic and strategic reasons.  Jackson Lewis has the experience and in-house resources to provide effective advice and counsel on issues arising before, during, and after a reduction in force or reorganization. Our goal is to minimize the potential for individual or class action litigation and to ensure a positive employee relations environment for remaining and future employees. 

Our attorneys assist both union and nonunion employers in reduction in force and reorganization planning and execution, including:

  • Preparation of severance and release agreements
  • Compliance with WARN Act requirements 
  • Negotiations with unions
  • Impact analysis for protected groups

We defend employers in state and federal courts and administrative agencies against discrimination, breach of contract, and other claims arising from reductions in force and reorganizations.