Reductions in Force (RIFs)

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    The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN Act) requires covered employers to provide advance notice of significant workforce reductions. This requirement is intended to protect employees, their families, and communities by giving employees a transition period in which they can adjust to losing their jobs, obtain other work, or...

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    Improved technology, changes in customer demand, and the need to control costs in a challenging business environment are just three reasons employers consider and proceed with reductions in force (RIFs). A RIF is a difficult task for employers, both in terms of potential legal costs and with respect to morale, productivity, and loyalty in the...

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    By most accounts, the economy is on an upswing, although the recovery process is slow and employees aren't that optimistic. About 50 percent of U.S. workers believe benefits will be cut in 2012, 24 percent think a pay cut may be coming soon, and 41 percent believe that layoffs are on the horizon. Despite these grim projections, two-thirds of...
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    By Christine Kenny Leslie Michniewicz and Loretta Keough worked for Metasource, a business processing outsourcing company, as document preppers. Along with about 10 other employees, their job was to prepare client documents for processing. All the preppers reported to a supervisor named Scott Doyle. FMLA Manual Reference Chapter...
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    When firing an employee, is it really necessary for a guard to escort her to the door? Helping departing workers maintain their dignity is a very important element in litigation prevention. Did you know that allowing departing employees the opportunity to say goodbye to coworkers doesn't really hurt anyone and can keep your organization out of...
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      Is your organization considering downsizing one or more employees?Hold off on a layoff until you understand the TRUE cost of a reduction in force... "If you overshoot on the downside and lay off workers, it puts the company at a disadvantage when the economy comes back to life,"said Sean Snaith, economics professor at the University of...
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      If your organization is facing a reduction in force, you're not alone... Just this November, employers had to slash 533,000 jobs. More than 1.2 million Americans lost their jobs in 2008. And 39% of surveyed HR managers believe their companies are facing future layoffs, according to SHRM. Learn how to conduct a RIF to ensure your...
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