Bloomberg Law
March 17, 2023, 9:00 AM

ANALYSIS: Experts’ Tips for Best, Worst Layoff Practices

Noah Jennings
Noah Jennings
Legal Analyst

With all the economic uncertainty over the past few months, employee layoffs have spiked this year to numbers not seen since 2009. Given the interest in the topic, heightened risk for legal missteps, and recent media coverage of layoff horror stories, Bloomberg Law hosted a webinar last week where panelists Christina Bouchot, an employment partner at Orrick, and Brian Kelly, global head of employment law at WeWork, highlighted best practices and common pitfalls for employers as they consider, plan, and conduct employee layoffs.

Layoffs—Plan Well

Layoffs are fundamentally different from other employee terminations. The “underlying impetus ...