Michael Shadiack, Chair of Connell Foley's Labor and Employment Group, was quoted in the article "Businesses Battle Through COVID-19," published in the May 2020 issue of New Jersey Business Magazine. In the article, Mike discusses the options that businesses have with both essential and non-essential employees during the coronavirus pandemic, including retaining, furloughing and laying off workers.
Mike is quoted saying "there are no boilerplate answers that can be provided to an employer relative to its personnel decisions while addressing the current pandemic. Every employer's situation is different when determining whether to retain, furlough or lay off employees."
Mike further advises employers that are considering laying off employees to look at where they will be after the crisis and decide if they still need the same number of workers, due to decrease in demand or efficiently working with less employees.
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