Insight
May 2019
Reductions in Force
Discover key trends and legal considerations for employers implementing major global reductions in force.
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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.