Blueprint For Workforce Reductions Outside US: Part 1

Law360, New York (October 11, 2011, 12:58 PM EDT) -- Against the backdrop of bad economic news, turbulent world economic markets and talk of a “double dip” recession, multinationals are assessing budgets for the coming fiscal year. Inevitably some will face tough decisions about reduced staffing across worldwide workforces.

Firings are always difficult. Group layoffs outside the U.S. can be particularly troublesome for U.S.-based multinationals because outside of employment-at-will, employment termination is much more heavily regulated.

This is a primer on the challenging topic of how to approach both individual employee firings and group layoffs outside...
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