When restaurants were ordered to shutter – and before PPP – Ernest Bux’s sister Cookie Bux who owns Beef O’Bux Restaurants was in a bind. Should she lay off or furlough employees who were showing up for work to her empty restaurant chain? What’s the difference between laying off employees and furloughing them? What are her options?

Layoffs v. Furloughs?

A layoff is if Cookie dismisses the employees – no expectation of resuming work and no continuing benefits.

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