According to the Labor Department's monthly job reports, September has brought a record number of job losses and with the economic downturn, and more losses are predicted to follow in October and the months to come.

With reductions in force increasing, often lawsuits for wrongful termination and other claims follow suit. Although it is difficult to make these decisions, there are appropriate procedures to follow in order to reduce your company's liability.

A recent Counsel to Counsel article with contributions from Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP attorneys Randy Loftis and Michael Lavenant outlines key procedures and policies for handling reductions in force in the most appropriate and legal manner. The article also offers practical advice regarding Reductions in Force.

Constangy will keep you posted on future employment and labor developments concerning the economic climate. In the meantime, if you have any questions about RIFs or other employment litigation matters, please contact Randy Loftis or the Constangy attorney of your choice.

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