COVID-19 and Bringing Back Workers From Furlough
As you bring back employees from furlough, they will have many questions. They will wonder what impact the time away will have on their benefits, want to ensure the workplace is safe, and hope to receive pay quickly.
You need to understand both legal requirements and best practices to ensure you can provide accurate information to employees and protect your organization.
- What are the differences between bringing back furloughed employees compared to those who have been laid off?
- How do furloughs affect tenure, sick leave, vacation, and PTO?
- Whom should you invite back? What issues arise with the selection?
- How should you handle employees who are reluctant to return?
- What are the best strategies for communication?
- What compliance requirements must you consider?