Recalling Employees That Have Been Furloughed During COVID-19! Ensure You Furlough And Recall Employees To Avoid Discrimination Allegations.
We all remember the shelter-in-place orders of 2020, and the resulting drop in customers for many businesses as the pandemic took its toll throughout the year. Perhaps we should not have been surprised when the pandemic continued, and the resulting rounds of employee furloughs turned into rounds of employee layoffs. This was especially true in the hospitality sector, which suffered a 41% decrease in jobs between May 2020 and June 2020. But now this sector is slowly but surely starting to bounce back, with over 300,000 jobs added in September 2020. This growth, albeit slow to start, has also triggered some municipalities to mandate the re-hire of previously terminated employees, protection usually afforded only to unionized workers.
Traditionally, employers largely have autonomy over rehire decisions; they can choose whom to recall and the order in which employees are recalled and can decide not to recall certain employees based on legitimate business reasons. But a new spate of “right of recall” laws aim to change that paradigm, putting in place mandates requiring certain employers to rehire laid-off workers when their businesses resume or reopen and dictating the criteria used to recall those workers.
This webinar by industry expert Margie Faulk will identify the most effective way to recall employees and avoid discriminatory claims.
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