How can companies quickly execute necessary reductions in force or furloughs, while complying with preexisting state and federal employment laws, not to mention new laws and regulations specifically enacted to address the current COVID-19 crisis?
What obligations and benefits are offered to employers and employees under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) and Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”)? How can employers and impacted employees strategize to secure the maximum relief afforded to them under those statutes?
Answers to these and other related questions will vary from one company and industry to another. Across the board, however, advice and counsel from an experienced employment lawyer remain critical.