Cristell Fortune

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Cristell Fortune focuses her practice on global and domestic employment law matters. Cristell has particular experience in managing complex transactions (including mergers and acquisitions and initial public offerings), conducting transactional due diligence, providing clients with strategic advice on potential risks and offering practical, business-oriented solutions.Read Cristell Fortune's full bio.

Extended Notice and Required Severance: Expansions to New Jersey’s WARN Act

By , and on Feb 7, 2023
Posted In Employment

In late 2022, the New Jersey Senate passed Assembly Bill No. 4768. The legislation–signed into law by Governor Phil Murphy earlier this year–implements the state’s Millville Dallas Airmotive Plant Job Loss Notification Act and requires that employers provide their employees with 90 days’ notice and severance pay in connection with a mass-layoff event. Read more...

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Return to Work | Managing Your Workforce During Periods of Uncertainty

By , , and on Nov 10, 2022
Posted In Employment, Labor

How can employers manage their workforces during periods of economic uncertainty? In this McDermott webinar, Lindsay Ditlow, Cristell Fortune, Abigail Kagan and Marjorie Soto Garcia offer perspective on the following topics: Communicating the transition The impact on contractual and other obligations WARN Act, furloughs, layoffs and salary reductions Strategies for unionized workforces Access the webinar.

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Colorado Continues to Whittle Away at Non-Compete Agreements

By , and on Sep 27, 2022
Posted In Employment, Labor

Effective August 10, 2022, Colorado’s laws governing restrictive covenants were amended to provide additional limitations and hurdles for employers who seek non-compete and non-solicit agreements with their employees, including compensation thresholds and notice requirements. The new law also sets forth steep penalties for any violations. This article provides the details of these new restrictions. Read...

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