A reduction in force is one of the most unpleasant and painful decisions a company leader can make, but one that is sometimes necessary. At Womble Bond Dickinson, we guide employers through employee restructuring, ensuring that the end result complies with relevant law and meets the company’s business needs, while also helping employees transition to new opportunities.

Employers turn to Womble Bond Dickinson for guidance in difficult times, including restructurings, downsizings, mass layoffs, terminations and bankruptcy. We counsel employers in all relevant federal and state regulatory compliance, including WARN Act issues. A strong compliance program is the best prevention against future conflicts, so our attorneys work with clients to ensure their on-site supervisors and mid-level managers are adequately and regularly trained on employment law compliance.

When the need arises, we also regularly represent employers in federal and state litigation arising from layoffs, redundancies and restructurings, including wrongful termination, discrimination and retaliation claims as well as class actions.