New York City Bar Looks At RIF Issues

Sunday, October 4, 2009 - 01:00

The New Your City Bar is hosting a topical program titled Current Issues in Connection with Reductions in Force (RIFs) & RIF Litigation. The seminar will be held on Tuesday, October 13 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the NYC Bar at 44 West 44th Street in New York.

Reductions in force (RIFs) are causing millions of employees to lose their jobs and have had a devastating effect on the economy.In addition, businesses often face litigation fallout after a downsizing takes place.Participants in this program will explore current issues faced by employers and employees in connection with RIFs, including how RIF decisions are made, avoidance of disparate impact discrimination, the use of negotiation of separation agreements and litigation fallout. The program will also review the effect of the U.S. Supreme Court's recent New Haven firefighter's decision, Ricci v. DeStefano, on disparate impact analyses.

Chairing the program will be by Marin W. Aron of Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge, LLP.

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