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The Right to Control Operations

Severance Agreements, Layoffs, Furloughs, and Plant Closures
  • Jonathan T. Hyman

Abstract

Recent economic times have been tough. More Americans are out of work, for longer durations, than any time in recent history. Yet employers do not want to shutter their operations, lay off employees, or reduce their working hours. Reality being what it is, however, more and more businesses find themselves having to reduce their workforces, either through head count or work hours. Do you know what to do if you are forced to restructure your operations or your workforce? There exist a few key laws that you must follow, or you will find yourself faced with an expensive lawsuit that your business cannot afford.

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Decisional Unit National Labor Relation Board Salaried Employee National Labor Relation Prima Facie Case 
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