Butzel Long hosts free webinar on March 24 on Reductions in Force, Rightsizing and Cost Savings during Coronavirus Crisis

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March 20, 2020
DETROIT, Mich. – With the American economy rapidly closing for business, employers must grapple with how to manage their workforce, save costs, and protect their most valuable assets. Butzel Long is hosting a free webinar from 12-1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 to address key issues impacting employers. To register, visit
Butzel Long attorneys will discuss legal issues involved in workforce reductions and cost-saving efforts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic as well as best practices. Topics include:
  • Ways to reduce costs without reductions in force (RIFs);
  • How to protect trade secrets and company property as employees are required to work from home;
  • How to handle and implement RIFs on the fly;
  • Potential liabilities stemming from workforce reductions including discrimination claims, WARN Act liability, collective bargaining issues, and other legal landmines;
  • Best practices for planning for work disruption and recalling employees back to work.

Bernard (“Bernie”) Fuhs is a nationally recognized expert on non-compete and trade secret matters, having litigated and/or counseled clients on such matters in all 50 states and has presented to many national and local business and/or legal organizations regarding the same.  

Brett Miller is Chair of the firm’s Employment Practices’ Liability Insurance Sub-Practice. He focuses his practice on labor and employment-law and fair-housing litigation.

About Butzel Long
Butzel Long is one of the leading law firms in Michigan and the United States. It was founded in Detroit in 1854 and has provided trusted client service for more than 160 years. Butzel’s full-service law offices are located in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing and Ann Arbor, Mich.; New York, NY; and, Washington, D.C., as well as an alliance office in Beijing. It is an active member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms. Learn more by visiting or follow Butzel Long on Twitter:

Vanessa Crocetto, Chief Marketing Officer, (313) 225-7000


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