At least 100 Heller employees were laid off by e-mail Friday, without receiving the 60 days' wages required by federal law or accrued vacation due under California law, leaving even those remaining expressing confusion and concern. The layoffs were directed at staff not involved in client-service positions and attorneys who were already known to be leaving. According to the e-mails from the dissolution committee, the firm's banks -- Bank of America and Citibank -- forced the layoffs of "many employees."
Mass Layoffs at Heller Ehrman
October 13, 2008