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Considerations for U.S. Companies When Conducting a Global Reduction in Force

When a U.S. employer conducts global layoffs, it is important that the employer understands how laws and procedures work in each jurisdiction where the employees reside. Most jurisdictions, for example, are not “employment at will” meaning employees have individual employment rights arising under contract, statute or custom and practice. This video highlights some of the issues employers may face when implementing reductions in force and encourages employers to think through the process and legal issues well in advance of taking any action.

This information is provided by Vinson & Elkins LLP for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended, nor should it be construed, as legal advice.