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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Furloughs and Temporary Layoffs

Author: XpertHR Editorial Team

Increasingly, employers must consider furloughs, layoffs and workplace closures during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As the situation becomes more dire in a rising number of states, economic conditions and government mandates may require an employer to significantly decrease or even cease business operations altogether.

While some employers may not be able to avoid permanent layoffs as a result of the pandemic, others may wish to explore temporary layoffs or other stopgap measures in the interest of keeping as many employees on the payroll as possible.

The following measures may help an employer deal with furloughs and temporary layoffs during the pandemic.