Weighing Layoffs After Mergers And Acquisitions

Law360, New York (July 30, 2009, 12:45 PM EDT) -- Companies continue to turn to mergers and acquisitions in hopes of surviving these difficult times. From automakers to law firms, such deals are making headlines, like the recently announced merger of Fiat and Chrysler.

The economic downturn also has spurred yet another, more predictable trend, companies increasingly are forced to cut their work force. In fact, the latest figures from the U.S. Department Of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics show that the number of mass layoffs in April, the most recent reporting period, doubled as compared...
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