Zimmermann: Law Firm Partner Layoffs Should Be Routine
MacEwen: Weil Gotshal Layoffs Start of Wave
Zimmermann: Up to 20% of AmLaw 200 "Badly Weakened"
Weekly Brief: New Round of Layoffs Hit Law Firms
Layoffs Coming to AmLaw 100 Law Firms
In 2011, the Board of Education of the City of Chicago laid off over 1,400 teachers and paraprofessionals, all of whom belonged to the same union. The Board chose which schools would be subject to layoffs and it was then up...more
Closing up shop and winding down a business can have significant legal ramifications for employers if not handled appropriately. The WARN Act was designed to prevent surprise upon unsuspecting groups of employees, but the...more
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In today’s tenuous economic climate – and any time, for that matter – lay-offs are, unfortunately, an unavoidable part of business operations.
As we reported last month, lay-offs are particularly stressful and...more
When does two years become six months? When a signed employment application says it does.1
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Have you ever heard of a “career moment”? A career moment is defined as a moment in an employee’s career that represents some form of major change.
Last week we hosted two regional events, one in Chicago and one in...more
In November's newsletter, we discussed the challenges to the Department of Labor's (DOL) layoff regulation for PERM applicants. DOL has responded by clarifying what is required of an employer to properly notify and consider...more
In a recent Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals decision successfully litigated by Laner Muchin, the Court addressed novel aspects of whether an employer interfered with employees’ benefit rights in violation of ERISA. The case...more
On January 1, 2014, legislative changes made by Public Act 98-0513 (Act) to the tenure, layoff and impasse bargaining process originally set out in Senate Bill 7 will go into effect.
- Tenure Portability. The Act...more
2013 has been a significant year for UK employment law. In particular, an abundance of new legislation (both about substantive law and Employment Tribunal procedure) has heralded a number of important changes.
When are related entities part of one “employer” under the WARN Act? When they function as one employer. In Guippone v. BH S&B Holdings LLC et al., No. 12.183-cv, 2013 WL 6439354 (2nd Cir. Dec. 10, 2013), the 2nd Circuit...more
The legal industry’s newest buzzword is “overcapacity.” It’s constantly invoked in reports of flat revenue and declining profits in law firms, usually as the reason for and precursor to cuts of all kinds, from secretarial...more
Under the federal WARN Act, and its more expansive counterpart, the New York State WARN Act, a sufficiently-sized employer must (absent limited exceptions) provide workers with a head’s up that the employer might shut down...more
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Employment-at-will offers American employers broad freedom to cut their staff’s terms and conditions of employment, work hours, employee benefits—even compensation, bonuses, commissions and base pay. Indeed, American bosses...more
Snapshots of both big picture and meaningful small-scale developments in the world of immigration.
This month: a technology giant's hefty immigration fine and its implications, an improved interactive website for...more
This summer, Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed into law "SharedWork Ohio," an initiative designed to help workers and employers alike by preventing layoffs. The "SharedWork Ohio" program gives Ohio employers new flexibility to...more
A decision last month by the district court for the Northern District of Indiana is the latest in a string of recent judicial decisions to confirm that a plaintiff has successfully stated a plausible claim for relief under...more
As many have read in recent news, an American business executive was held captive by employees of his medical supply factory outside of Beijing. The workers were reportedly worried about wages, layoffs, and the factory...more
In Adams v. Interkal Inc., Chief Judge Paul L. Maloney granted summary judgment in favor of Interkal on Adams' claims that (1) he was discriminated against on the basis of his age when he was involuntarily laid off by...more
July 11 (Bloomberg Law) -- Strong law firms routinely lay off partners, having adopted the General Electric model of annually dismissing those individuals who are under-performing
their colleagues, law firm consultant Kent...more
The UK Employment Appeal Tribunal (the EAT) has now published its judgment in litigation that resulted from the 2008 closure of Woolworths. It confirms initial reports of a significant change to the law on UK collective...more
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