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Kramer Rice is an associate in the Labor & Employment Law Department and a member of the firm's Employment Litigation & Arbitration, Class & Collective…

Kramer Rice is an associate in the Labor & Employment Law Department and a member of the firm's Employment Litigation & Arbitration, Class & Collective Action, Wage and Hour, Sports Law, and Appellate Groups.

Kramer represents and counsels clients in all aspects of labor and employment law. He regularly defends employers before state and federal courts and administrative agencies in single and multi-plaintiff actions concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour, union contract, and restrictive covenant disputes. To this end, Kramer has represented client interests before numerous state and federal courts of appeal. Kramer’s representations span an array of industries and organizations, such as sports leagues and teams, law firms, financial institutions, colleges and universities, media groups and energy companies.

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Due to the sudden economic turbulence resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, employers have been exploring ways to temporarily reduce operating costs.  Many employers are seeking alternatives to layoffs.  Such alternatives may include reductions in pay and hours of work, furloughs and shutdowns of operations, and work share programs.  The following identifies the legal and practical considerations associated with the alternatives available to employers. Reductions in Pay and Hours An employer is generally free to prospectively change an employee’s rate of pay and scheduled hours.  This can be accomplished by reducing employees’ hours and pay by a proportionate amount.  Employers should…

About

Kramer Rice is an associate in the Labor & Employment Law Department and a member of the firm's Employment Litigation & Arbitration, Class & Collective…

Kramer Rice is an associate in the Labor & Employment Law Department and a member of the firm's Employment Litigation & Arbitration, Class & Collective Action, Wage and Hour, Sports Law, and Appellate Groups.

Kramer represents and counsels clients in all aspects of labor and employment law. He regularly defends employers before state and federal courts and administrative agencies in single and multi-plaintiff actions concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour, union contract, and restrictive covenant disputes. To this end, Kramer has represented client interests before numerous state and federal courts of appeal. Kramer’s representations span an array of industries and organizations, such as sports leagues and teams, law firms, financial institutions, colleges and universities, media groups and energy companies.