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A restructuring process examines and reviews the employer’s operations and needs. It asks whether the employer has the right amount of staff allocated to the right areas and, if not, why not.
It is common for an employer to consider restructuring to achieve economic efficiencies. In these situations, an employer will consider whether it has more staff than it needs, or can afford, and whether one or more roles can be ‘stripped out’ or reorganised.
A common outcome of this process is to for an employer to find out that it can’t sustain the number of positions it currently has for a number of operational and financial reasons.
Restructures leading to multiple staff redundancies are complex and difficult workplace relations exercise. There are many traps for employers who do not follow a procedurally fair process or consult sufficiently. There are no set rules in developing a redundancy strategy that minimises the associated legal risks but we can help make your redundancy process as smooth as far as possible, minimising legal risks as we go.
Workplace Wizards guides employers through restructure and redundancy processes. We advise on the risks and complexities involved plus applicable notice periods and severance payments for employees.”
Our strategic assistance helps businesses ensure every step of the restructure is considered and informed. We also manage interactions with employees and unions and draft the associated consultation and implementation documents.Contact Us