For businesses working to sustain operations in a down economy, difficult staffing decisions may present themselves. AAPC’s recent virtual seminar covered the logistics and compliance of laying off employees, including how to comply with labor and employment requirements, strategies for restructuring your team and returning to the office, and the differences between furloughs and layoffs.
Check out the key lessons from the webinar below, and listen to the recording for even more expert insights.
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Key Lessons from the Webinar
- Are layoffs right for your organization? When deciding whether or not to implement layoffs, it’s best to consult with a team made up of colleagues from accounting, human resources, marketing or sales, and legal counsel. Consider alternatives to layoffs like furloughs and state workshare programs as well.
- You’ve decided to implement layoffs. Now what? After notifying the affected employees, there are still a handful of things to take care of in order to complete the layoff process. Check out the layoff checklist provided in the handout from the webinar for a full list of action items.
- What should you consider when going back to the office? Each state has different orders in place when it comes to preventing COVID-19 and moving back to normal office environments. Be sure to check the federal, state, local, and even office building policies, to ensure that your organization is adhering to requirements. Then, decide if moving back to an office environment is the best move for you and your team at the moment. Could you continue utilizing work from home for some team members? No two offices and teams are alike, so each organization will likely have a different response.
Access the full recording to hear additional tips from our panelists.
This webinar is eligible for one (1) C2 Human Resources credit towards AAPC’s Business Fundamentals Certificate. To learn more about achieving this Certificate, click here.