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Furloughs and Other Temporary Responses to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Disruptions

Mar 11, 2020

Among the many issues employers are facing in the wake of the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is the possibility of furloughs, temporary office and location closings, and short-term layoffs. A furlough involves reducing the days or weeks that an employee may work.  A layoff can be temporary or permanent.  Employers may also consider reducing the daily hours of some employees.  This article will address these strategies in the context of COVID-19-related actions, which for most employers involve temporary rather than permanent responses. (Read More)

Article By: Kerry E. Notestine and Daniel L. Thieme Littler

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