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Explore Furlough and Temporary Layoff Options Checklist

Author: Brightmine Editorial Team

When to Use

An employer may use this checklist to inform decisions regarding furloughs and temporary layoffs.

  • A furlough is temporary in nature and often involves a reduction of hours and pay, while employees remain on the payroll and may continue to receive benefits.
  • A layoff involves a termination of the employment relationship, which may be temporary in nature.

Not all items on this checklist may be applicable to every downsizing situation because of an organization's particular business circumstances or because of federal, state or local law requirements.

Employers should complete the following steps in sequential order.

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