Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Federal law on the reduction of the workforce
Economic downtown could force an employer to reduce its workforce. Where redundancies are required, an employer must ensure employees in accordance with the Federal law stop. Failure to do so may suspend an employer for employment protection claims litigation. Discrimination ProhibitedEmployers with more than 15 employees are subject to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to downsizing. Employees who are raised, not selectable for termination based on race, color, religion, sex, RequiredEmployers with more than 100 full-time that are either close an entire company national origin, disability or age.Warning or provides both offshore employees, over 50 employees are subject to adapt employment and retraining notification ("WARN") Act. This federal law requires the employer to the employees concerned workforce reduction 60 days before his occurrence.TipEmployers should develop and, criteria for the reduction of the workforce based on objective criteria (such as length of employment or requirements Department) to inform. Employers should document the decision-making process for industrial relations while completes. Exposure for employer liability for employment protection actions is reduced if you can prove that the subjective factors into the decision-making process was not used.