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  • May 6
  • 1:00 - 2:00 pm EST

Alternatives to Reductions in Force

May 6

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.

Learning Objectives

  • You will be able to discuss the practical reasons to consider alternatives to reductions in force.
  • You will be able to review the legal reasons to consider alternatives to reductions in force.
  • You will be able to identify feasible alternatives to reductions in force.
  • You will be able to define job sharing.

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Over 34 years and 1.4 million customers worth of experience providing continuing education. Our passion is providing you world-class training to help you succeed in business and as a professional.

Agenda

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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Why Lorman?

Over 34 years and 1.4 million customers worth of experience providing continuing education. Our passion is providing you world-class training to help you succeed in business and as a professional.

Credits

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  • AL CLE 1.0
     
  • This course or a portion thereof has been approved by the Alabama State Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for a maximum of 1.0 hours credit.
     
  • AR CLE 1.0
     
  • This course has been approved for 1.0 hours of CLE by the Arkansas CLE Board.
     
  • Arizona CLE 1.0
     
  • The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. This activity may qualify for up to 1.0 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona.
     
  • CA MCLE 1.0
     
  • Lorman Business Center, LLC. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.0 CLE hours of participatory credit.
     
  • CT CLE 1.0
     
  • Neither the Connecticut Judicial Branch nor the Commission on Minimum Continuing Legal Education approve or accredit CLE providers or activities. This course has been approved for CLE credit in jurisdictions aside from CT and therefore it automatically meets the content and delivery requirements in Connecticut. Credit is based on a 60 minute credit hour and shall be awarded as follows: 1.0 CLE credit(s).
     
  • HI CLE 1.0
     
  • This program was approved by the Hawaii State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.0 CLE credit hours.
     
  • IL CLE 1.0
     
  • This course was approved for a total of 1.0 hours of MCLE Credit by the Illinois MCLE Board.
     
  • ME CLE 1.0
     
  • This course has been approved by the State of Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar. Lawyers who complete this course shall receive 1.0 hours of CLE credit under M. Bar R. 12.
     
  • NH MCLE 1.0
     
  • NH MCLE does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the NH Minimum CLE requirement. Lorman Education Services believes this course meets the requirement of NH Supreme Court Rule 53 and may qualify for CLE credit(s). Program Length: 60 Minutes.
     
  • NJ CLE 1.2
     
  • This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.2 hours of total CLE credit.
     
  • PA CLE 1.0
     
  • This Distance Learning program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.0 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit.
     
  • RI CLE 1.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the Rhode Island Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 1.0 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • VT CLE 1.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board of Vermont for 1.0 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • WA CLE 1.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.0 hours of Law & Legal Procedure credit.
     
  • WI CLE 1.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the Board of Bar Examiners for 1.0 hours for use toward the Wisconsin Mandatory CLE requirement.
     
  • WV MCLE 1.2
     
  • This program has been approved by the West Virginia State Bar MCLE Commission for 1.2 MCLE hours.
     
  • HR Certification Institute 1.0
     
  • This program has been approved for 1.0 (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR(TM), aPHRi(TM), PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi(TM) and SPHRi(TM)recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org.
     
  • SHRM 1.0
     
  • Lorman Education Services is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 1.0 PDC(s) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.
     
  • CPE 1.2 including Personnel/HR 1.2
     
  • Lorman Education Services is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its web site: https://www.nasbaregistry.org/cpas/complaints. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact our offices at 866-352-9539. CPE Credit: Maximum Credit Hours: 1.2 each session (based on a 50 minute credit hour). You must attend at least 50 minutes to obtain credit. Field of Study: Personnel/HR for 1.2 hours. Prerequisite: . Level of Knowledge: Intermediate. Teaching Method: Seminar/Lecture. Advance Preparation: None. Delivery Method: Group Internet Based. Please refer to the information in this brochure for outline, course content and objectives. Upon completion of this course, you will receive a certificate of attendance. Final approval of a course for CPE credit belongs with each state's regulatory board. Please note: In order to receive CPE credit for this course you MUST use the streaming audio option, as well as enable and complete the required progress checks.
     

Who should attend?

This live webinar is designed for human resource managers, benefits administrators, personnel managers, controllers, CEOs, CFOs, compensation managers, accountants, payroll professionals, insurance professionals, and attorneys.

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Why Lorman?

Over 34 years and 1.4 million customers worth of experience providing continuing education. Our passion is providing you world-class training to help you succeed in business and as a professional.

Faculty

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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Product ID: 407428
Published 2021
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