Layoff and Recall Policy
Policies on layoff and recall traditionally have been associated with cyclical
industries, union settings, and “blue-collar” employees. In recent years,
however, factors such as deregulation, new technologies, the emergence of a
global economy, and the use of outsourcing and employee contracting have
dramatically changed the structure and composition of the workplace. As a
result, layoff and recall policies are needed that include employees at all
levels and in industries where layoffs formerly have been rare.
This policy provides information regarding selection for layoff, mass layoff and
the WARN Act, and recall requirements.
Topics in this policy include:
· Need for a Layoff and Recall Policy
· Alternatives to Layoffs
· Documenting Layoff Decisions
· Pre-Layoff Communications
· Employment-At-Will and Layoffs
· Temporary and Part-Time Employees
· Selection Criteria for Layoffs
· RIF Committees
· Time on Recall List
· Communications During Layoffs
· Return to Work
· Other Benefits
· Legal Liability and Layoffs
· Layoffs and Employees on Leave
· Evaluating Employees for Layoff
· Notification of Mass Layoff and Plant Closing
· ERISA and Vacation Pay
· Continuation of Benefits Under COBRA
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