Proper Planning and Preparation for International Restructurings, Redundancies, and Plant Closings

Wednesday, December 15, 2010
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

Please join Morgan Lewis for an informative webcast focused on proper planning and preparation for international restructurings, redundancies, and plant closings. Large-scale reductions in force, redundancy exercises, and plant closings are an unfortunate reality in the current economic climate. It is important for companies to understand how to manage the complex legal issues involved in an international workforce change, particularly as they try to comply with the contrasting requirements in place in the United States, the European Union, and elsewhere.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • What are the proper procedures for terminating employment?
  • How much notice must be given to an employee before termination?
  • What reasons, if any, are needed to support a termination?
  • When and how do you involve a works council?
  • What steps can be taken to avoid litigation?
  • What documentation should exist before, during, and after any RIF?
  • Can/should a voluntary separation program be offered?

Walter Ahrens
Partner, Frankfurt

Matthew Howse
Partner, London

David McManus
Partner, New York

François Vergne
Partner, Paris

Wednesday, December 15, 2010
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. ET

To register, please use the above registration link. For more information, please contact Leslie Miller at 215.963.5123 or lemiller@morganlewis.com.

MCLE Credit:
This activity has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of one (1.0) hour of General Education. Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, Provider No. 4730, certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education.

CLE Credit:
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