The current state of the economy has left many employers in the uncomfortable position of having to reduce their work forces by engaging in group layoffs and other adverse employment actions. This has prompted the inevitable flurry of lawsuits. There's an inverse relationship between the economy and employment-related claims: As the economy weakens and job security fluctuates, claims increase. This growing national trend has forced several legal issues to the forefront of consideration by employers in the financial, mortgage, retail, building, real estate, home improvement, and other industries.
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