Considering Downsizing? – Managing the Process and Minimizing Risk

The Yale Club of New York City50 Vanderbilt Avenue
Grand Ballroom, 20th Floor
New York,  NY 10017
  • Downsizing basics, including
    • Consideration of voluntary and involuntary solutions
    • Evaluating the business justification surrounding the selection process
    • Decisions on timing, notice, severance pay, and releases of claims
    • Communicating the decision with employees and others


  • Compliance with the laws that can affect downsizing efforts, including
    • The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification ("WARN") Act — when it applies and what it requires, as well as applicable state WARN laws
    • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act ("ADEA") — including why and how to conduct a disparate impact analysis
    • The Older Workers Benefit Protection Act ("OWBPA") — how to draft releases and waivers that can withstand a legal challenge under this complex law The Employee Retirement Income Security Act ("ERISA") — meeting the Act's requirements as to employee benefits
    • Internal Revenue Code Section 409A — compliance with the new deferred compensation rules relating to executive severance pay agreements

Fee: $40 

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Please contact Jamie Millward at 212.351.4661 or [email protected] with any questions.