Reductions in Force and Facility Closures: Things Employers Should Consider to Reduce the Risk of Liability

Recorded On: 02/16/2021

Following the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, many employers implemented layoffs and/or reductions in their workforce. As businesses have begun to reopen, many continue to face difficult decisions about their employees. 

This webinar will focus on the challenges employers face when instituting layoffs or reducing force. In addition to the difficult decisions associated with workforce downsizing, the path to planning and executing a reduction in force is fraught with liability exposure, and employers face significant legal risks if conducted without careful consideration of workplace laws and regulations. This webinar examines the legal risks and issues associated with a layoff and/or reduction in force and will equip employers with guidance and best practices to minimize their liability exposure.

This webinar will be recorded and may be viewed at your convenience, but you still must register. 

David M. Cessante

Member, Clark Hill, Labor and Employment Practice Group

Dave Cessante is a member in Clark Hill's Labor & Employment Practice Group. Dave represents employers in a variety of labor and employment litigation matters in both state and federal court. Dave has also represented employers before numerous administrative tribunals, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Labor, and the National Labor Relations Board. In addition to litigation matters, Dave counsels employers in day-to-day labor and employment matters.

Stephanie K. Rawitt

Member, Clark Hill

Michigan Chamber of Commerce

Stephanie K. Rawitt provides legal services and advice on employment matters to a variety of clients including hospitals, medical practices, retirement communities, assisted living facilities, home healthcare companies, public entities, nonprofit organizations, private businesses, colleges, universities, and corporations. She works specifically with human resources departments to create, manage, and maintain the most current employment policies and procedures, ensuring that companies are in compliance with ever-changing federal, state, and local laws.

One (1) HR (General) recertification credit hour for PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

One (1) PDC for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.


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