The great team at Indeed put together a great list of tips for what you should do if you have been furloughed from your job.
If you are furloughed because of COVID-19 virus or suspect that you may be furloughed soon, you may be wondering what it means for your income and future employment. Learning what a furlough is and what to do if you are furloughed can help you be prepared if it does happen to you. In this article, we discuss some of the most frequently asked questions about what it means to be furloughed.
What does furlough mean?
An alternative to laying employees off, a furlough is a required reduction in hours or suspension from work without pay from an employer. Employers usually furlough employees as a cost-saving measure to avoid laying off their staff but cannot continue paying them per usual. Additionally, furloughs allow companies to avoid the expense of recruiting, hiring and training new employees, as the furloughed employees may later return to their positions and continue their work as usual.