Some of the best lessons are those learned not through our own mistakes; but rather by the mistakes of others. We get all the same knowledge without the pain associated with learning by our own mistakes. Fifteen years ago, Radio Shack was blasted for communicating the layoff of over 400 workers to the employees by
The U.S. Department of Labor recently issued guidance via answers to some Frequently Asked Questions regarding work furloughs. The FAQs can be found here. I’ve previously written on employer use of furloughs. You can read that post here.
Furloughs: An Alternative to Layoffs.
During challenging economic times employers utilize various ways to reduce payroll expenses. These include layoffs, pay freezes or pay cuts, hiring freezes and reduced workweeks. However, in this latest economic crisis, employers are using employee furloughs with increasing frequency.
What is a furlough?
A furlough is a temporary, unpaid period of time away…