Conducting a layoff can be a difficult and delicate process.  The first step in any layoff is to determine which employees will be terminated.  In the current business environment, the last thing any employer wants is an employee bringing suit!  So, how can employers start off on the right foot to avoid a lawsuit by a disgruntled former employee?
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For many, Texas brings to mind images of cowboy boots, belt buckles, and, of course, oil.  Unfortunately, the collapse of oil prices has forced many companies in Texas to cut labor costs through reductions in force.  Conducting a RIF, while attempting to avoid future liability, can raise a variety of questions.  How do we choose which employees to include in the RIF?  What notices must we give to employees?  What do we need to consider when issuing final pay?  Do we need to provide employees with severance?
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