Reeling from the COVID fallout, some big law firms are reducing the size of their workforce. Some furloughed employees are now being permanently laid off. Others are being given "stealth layoffs," meaning that associates are told they are being let go due to performance issues, but those issues did not exist until the economic downturn. Experts predict there will be more law firm workforce reduction in the days and weeks to come. Read more from the ABA and Above the Law.
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