Should You Furlough, Reduce Hours, or Initiate Layoffs?

Eric Mochnacz
March 25, 2020

With job loss and business viability on everyone’s minds as a result of COVID-19, Consultant Eric Mochnacz provides some guidance on furloughs, layoffs – and the ensuing unemployment claims that would result.

Employers need to be even-handed while managing unemployment claims. If there is a mass lay off, an employer does not want to find themselves in a situation where their decision on whether to contest one employee’s claim while not contesting others is perceived as discriminatory.

There’s more advice on managing reductions in force in the full article here.

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