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Employment Due Diligence in Mergers & Acquisitions and the Hiring Process

Webinar
03.12.2022 | 11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m. CT

Identifying and navigating employment issues that typically surface during a merger or acquisition can lay the foundation for a successful transaction that achieves desired business goals and minimizes integration and transaction-related risk. Careful planning and analysis during the due diligence phase of a transaction can help a company anticipate, proactively address, and prevent issues that could arise post-transaction and in hiring new employees. 

General topics to be covered:

  • Employment issues triggered by mergers and acquisitions
    • Wage and hour issues, including misclassification analysis, application of successor doctrine under the FLSA, and analysis of pay practices
    • Immigration issues, including review of I-9 forms and certain visas
    • Investigating pending and threatened employment claims from employees and government agencies
    • Analyzing existing employment agreements and related obligations
    • Deciding which employees to retain (and how to mitigate risk of discrimination claims) and managing the risk related to layoffs/RIFs and closures
    • Analyzing existing employment practices and policies (and post-transaction integration of policies)
    • Analysis of leave policies, including potential for successor liability under FMLA

  • Post-transaction issues and general hiring due diligence
    • Hiring and employment agreements, including restrictive covenants
    • Background and credit checks; impact of "ban the box" law
    • Benefits of posting and maintaining clear and accurate job descriptions
    • Restrictions on asking about prior salary history
    • Mitigating risk when hiring from a competitor

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