Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, American companies furloughed workers at an unprecedented rate. Initially, these furloughed employees believed their layoff was just temporary, but now, many of these job losses have become permanent.
ERIP stands for Early Retirement Incentive Plan. Employers have been using ERIPs for years—they’re an effective way to influence the workforce and even sometimes to avoid implementing a layoff.
We have just determined that we will be having a reduction in force. One of our employees, who was scheduled to be affected by the reduction, just notified us yesterday that he needed the day off to get a health exam as part of his enlistment process for military service. Since his selection for termination […]
By Derek Knoechel In early 2008, the owner of a dental practice, having recently purchased the business, faced some difficult choices. Given what appeared to be a temporary downturn in revenues, the owners decided on a temporary layoff. While permitted by employment standards laws, the employer in the recent case of Besse v. Dr. A.S. […]
Highlighting what it says is the “devastating impact” of age discrimination, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) held a public hearing on July 16 addressing recent developments under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), including the effect of widespread layoffs on older workers, threats to employee benefits, and recent controversial U.S. Supreme Court […]