Reductions in Force

As global employers consider and implement necessary reductions in force, we help them develop and execute a globally consistent plan that is locally compliant, mitigates against risk and is operationally sound.

Addressing people issues is critical to successfully implementing any type of business change, whether it's an acquisition, disposal, spinoff, post-transaction integration, restructuring, outsourcing or reduction in force. We partner with domestic and multinational employers to drive business change projects to successful conclusions by combining strategic advice with practical day-to-day management guidance.

We advise clients on all employment and HR issues that arise in single-country and cross-border business change and restructuring projects, including:

  • Assessing HR implications early to develop strategy and implementation plans
  • Creating employee transfer mechanisms by various methods including automatic transfers and terminations/re-hires
  • Developing strategies to increase employee engagement
  • Hands on support with notice and consultation requirements
  • Analyzing data privacy obligations
  • Designing, planning and implementing employee benefit transfers
  • Advising and managing immigration requirements
  • Drafting and implementing restrictive covenants

Employment matters are a critical element of major cross-border business change and restructuring projects. Working closely with clients, our lawyers anticipate the issues and risks to businesses before they arise to help ensure these projects reach their objectives.

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