How To Avoid The Legal Perils Of RIF Alternatives

Law360, New York (May 1, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Companies trying to cut costs without trimming their talent should be aware that alternatives to reductions in force come with their own legal pitfalls.

Law360 has compiled a list of tips from lawyers on how to steer clear of the traps employers can fall into when implementing RIF alternatives.

Keep Them Exempt

Cutting workers' hours and adjusting their pay accordingly is a common RIF alternative, allowing companies to retain talent while saving money, attorneys say. But while implementing a shortened workweek seems straightforward enough, employers that...
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