This episode discusses examples of and reasons behind large scale employee layoffs, the potential pitfalls for companies to avoid, and what companies should be considering when making these decisions to try and mitigate risk and liability issues. 

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Meet the Speakers

Host: Jeff Stewart, Counsel at White and Williams LLP

Jeff Stewart focuses his practice on labor and employment matters. He represents business, governmental and not-for-profit employers in all phases of labor and employment law matters.
Jeff defends employment actions related to workplace discrimination and harassment, wrongful termination, wage and hour disputes, and whistleblower claims. Jeff’s clients appreciate his desire to get to know the unique aspects of their businesses and his ability to then apply the law to their particular circumstances. He counsels clients about non-compete agreements, sexual harassment investigations, FLSA compliance, unemployment compensation, and drafting employment policies and handbooks.
Jeff also tries cases before the National Labor Relations Board and the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board. He handles unfair labor practice charges, unit clarification hearings, and grievance arbitration. He counsels employers in union avoidance and has helped his clients successfully defeat union representation elections. Jeff serves as lead negotiator during collective bargaining and advises his clients on all aspects of strikes, lockouts, and mass picketing. In addition to his private-sector clients, Jeff represents municipalities with respect to their labor unions.
Guest Speaker: James Anelli, Partner, Chair, Labor and Employment Group at White and Williams LLP

Jim has more than 35 years of experience handling a wide range of labor and employment matters. He focuses his practice on guiding employers in addressing employment benefit matters, defending employment discrimination claims, negotiating executive employment agreements, handling complex fraud and governance matters and high profile investigations for management, providing guidance to international companies on US employment laws, advising on benefit plan design, providing due diligence on mergers and acquisitions with respect to benefit, labor and employment matters, providing labor advice to employers with unions, and handling a wide range of matters before the NLRB and in state and federal court. He has also significant experience in labor litigation and has represented clients in matters involving grievances, arbitrations, unfair labor practices and collective bargaining. Jim also has three decades of experience in representing companies in the Pharma and Life Sciences Industry in a wide variety of labor and employment related matters, and related FDA matters.
Beyond traditional labor and employment matters, Jim defends federal and state False Claims Act cases and whistleblower actions under Sarbanes Oxley and regularly performs due diligence on corporate matters. He advises clients on complex benefit issues arising out of asset and stock sales, mergers and secondment transactions, as well as complex, multi-employer pension matters.
Mr. Anelli also advises companies on financial reporting obligations with respect to financial whistle-blowing matters.