Carrying out a reduction in force so the savings outweigh the costs of litigation.

, New York Law Journal

A. Michael Weber, a shareholder of Littler Mendelson, reviews the steps an employer considering a reduction in work force must take to ensure that the savings are not outweighed by the costs of potential litigation, including articulating legitimate business reasons and selecting employees for the RIF, evaluating the list of selected employees with an eye on disparate impact, complying with the federal and state WARN statutes, reviewing the release form and establishing security protocols to protect not only the company's information and property, but the remaining employees.

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