More than 100 staff laid off as Heller winds down
At least 100 Heller Ehrman employees were laid off on Friday (10 October), without receiving the 60 days' wages required by federal law or accrued vacation due under California law, reports The Recorder. Heller staff arriving at work on Friday received one of two emails, either notifying them that they had been laid off, effective immediately, or that the firm would be retaining their services for the time being. The emails did not address whether employees would be paid for accrued vacation or other wages owed to them under federal law. The layoffs were directed at staff not involved in client-service positions and lawyers who were already known to be leaving. At least some legal assistants, library staff, marketing staff, recruiting staff and the firm's group of about 10 IT trainers were laid off.
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