Jenner & Block

Corporate Reorganizations and Reductions in Force Counseling

Our attorneys counsel employers with regard to corporate reorganizations and reductions in force, including:

  • Minimizing the risk of claims of disparate impact or treatment based on race, age, gender, national origin or other protected status, resulting from reorganizations or reductions in force.
     
  • Analysis of the selection of employees for termination, including statistical, individual and comparative analyses.
     
  • Designing severance plans and early retirement and exit incentive plans.
     
  • Compliance with federal and state laws governing reorganizations and reductions in force, including the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act (OWBPA).
     
  • Preparing severance packages for discharged workers.
     
  • Addressing Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) issues.
     
  • Addressing security and sabotage issues.