Challenges In RIF Analyses

Law360, New York (March 24, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In “Reductions-In-Force: Best Practices” (Employment Law 360, Jan. 27, 2009), authors Jonathan C. Wilson and John M. Farrell of Haynes and Boone LLP state:

“It is ... imperative to perform a statistical impact study once preliminary decisions are made. This study should be part of the oversight review, before final implementation. ... Reductions-in-force [RIF] require planning and careful consideration in order to avoid costly legal battles that destroy the cost of the anticipated savings.”

A proactive pre-RIF adverse impact analysis as proposed by Messrs. Wilson and...
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