Labor and Employment Law Issues Triggered by Mergers and Acquisitions in the U.S.

Date(s) of Presentation
October 19, 2010

In today's legal environment, the contemplation of a merger and acquisition raises a host of complex labor and employment law issues. Care must be taken early in the process to identify those that must be resolved so that when the deal is structured and the transition is ready to close, these can be addressed to minimize future conflicts and disputes. This session will provide practical insight into and guidance about the most important issues that arise when one company acquires another or when two companies merge including:

  • Drafting executive employment contracts for owners and other key employees.
  • Strategies to protect your newly purchased trade secrets and avoid unfair competition when key employees depart.
  • Anticipating the legal issues that arise when layoffs and terminations are triggered by the acquisition.
  • Addressing employee benefits during the transition and after the purchase date.
  • Issues to consider when acquiring a unionized business.
  • Asset vs. stock purchase - and how it affects the unionized status of the newly acquired company's employees.