Survival Guide: What Every Lawyer Needs To Know About Layoffs

        
  
     
Legal Area:        Employment Labor
Total Credit Hours:        1.50
Ethics Credit Included:        0.00
Registration Fee:        $38.00
Course Materials:        textaudiovideo
Session END DATE:        03/31/2018
Information:        
  

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CLEonline.com, together with the Houston Bar Association, are pleased to present an excellent online CLE program designed to provide an extremely informative and in-depth overview in the practice area of employment and labor law. This course features streaming video and audio (as well as downloadable MP3 audio) presentations from a live CLE seminar on this topic that was originally conducted by the Houston Bar Association on October 1, 2016. You can access this presentation on demand at any time during the course of the seminar session.



Some of the subjects for this course include:


  • Best Practices When Conducting Layoffs

  • Elements of Downsizing Plans

  • Criteria for Determining and Ensuring Legally Defensible RIFs

  • Employee Evaluations, Documentation & Progressive Discipline

  • Handling Employees on Leave

  • Conducting an Adequate Investigation Before Discharge, Termination Checklists & Personnel Policies as Defense to Termination Claims

  • Watching Out for Retaliation Claims (FMLA. USERRA, whistleblower laws, wage and hour laws, etc.)

  • Tips for Avoiding Discrimination Claims

  • Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN)

  • Non-Competition Agreements & Protecting Confidential Information

  • Drafting Severance Agreements and Avoiding Pitfalls

  • Strategies For Layoffs: What To Do When You Are Laid Off




The speaker for this course is Laura Alaniz , who is an attorney with the firm of Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons, LLP.   An extensive biography for Ms. Alaniz may be found at her firm's website.


Texas Board of Legal Specialization Areas
Credit Hours Area


1.50 Labor and Employment Law


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