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Alternatives to Reductions in Force

Understand the practical and legal arguments for considering alternatives to layoffs and learn about a number of potential alternatives.

Layoffs result in adverse publicity, loss of business goodwill, decreased morale for remaining employees, and increased legal claims and costs. While the pandemic has caused many employers to consider reductions in force to respond to the uncertain business environment, there are compelling business and legal reasons to consider alternatives. This topic will address the practical and legal arguments for considering alternatives to layoffs and address a number of potential alternatives, including job sharing, reducing hours, pay reductions, unpaid leaves of absence, voluntary retirement programs and discuss the legal implications of the various options.

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The Practical Reasons to Consider Alternatives to Reductions in Force

The Legal Reasons to Consider Alternatives to Reductions in Force

Feasible Alternatives to Reductions In Force

  • Job Sharing
  • Reduced Hours - Considerations for Exempt and Nonexempt Employees
  • Voluntary Retirement
  • Unpaid Leave of Absence
  • Pay Reduction
  • Hiring Freeze/Reduction Through Attrition
  • Better Management/Discipline of Chronic Poor Performers
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This course was last revised on May 6, 2021.

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  • HR Certification Institute 0.75
     
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  • Arizona CLE 1.0
     
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Celia J. Collins

Celia J. Collins

Johnstone Adams LLC

  • Partner with Johnstone Adams LLC, where her practice is focused on labor and employment law
  • Practice includes advising and assisting employers with day-to-day matters such as terminations, discipline, sexual harassment investigations, FMLA and ADA issues, conducting employee training, and assisting clients in defending charges filed with administrative agencies such as the EEOC, NLRB, and OSHA as well as serving as a mediator in employment litigation
  • Most recent experience has been heavily focused on guiding employers through the myriad of COVID-19-related developing employment laws
  • Has litigated in all areas of employment law including, Title VII, ADEA, ADA, FMLA, NLRA, state law contract and tort claims, FLSA, ERISA, workers’ compensation, and unemployment
  • Frequent speaker to professional and business groups and nationally published author on employment law issues
  • Recently recognized by Best Lawyers as Mobile’s 2021 Lawyer of the Year in labor law and management and 2020 Lawyer of the Year in management and employment law as well as previously recognized as Lawyer of the Year in employment litigation defense
  • Past chair of the Alabama State Bar Labor and Employment Section and is recognized by Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers in employment law, labor law, and workers’ compensation law
  • J.D. degree, Vanderbilt University School of Law; Graduate, Randolph-Macon Women’s College
  • Can be contacted at 251-441-9241 or [email protected]
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Published 2021
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