The Perils Of Hiring/Rehiring After An RIF

Law360 (January 5, 2010, 2:05 PM EST) -- Companies have undertaken unprecedented reductions in force in the last two years and unemployment remains at a 26-year high. Even so, experts predict that the worst is over, and pockets of rehiring are beginning to pop up both geographically and in some industries.

CareerBuilder and USA Today each recently reported that 26 percent of employers who had layoffs in the past year are planning to rehire some employees in the coming months.

While rehiring in anticipation of renewed growth may be a pleasant task, it is certainly not an easy one, and employers are beginning to ask questions such as:...

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