Employment and contract law in Louisiana is a common occurrence among companies and employees. Companies are ever-changing in our global society and mass layoffs, although unfortunate, do occur.
Recently, layoffs were announced at Albemarle, a Baton Rouge chemical company. Due to slumping sales, the company is creating a global restructuring plan, which is resulting in a reorganization of its employment structure. This will include a reduction in its workforce through voluntary separation and layoffs. The company's production of fire resistant products appears to have declined. Although the total number of layoffs in Baton Rouge is unclear, sources have indicated that it may be more than 200. The communications manager at Albemarle did say that she expects to add jobs in areas to support business growth, including R&D and sales.