Lay-offs: a starter checklist for employers

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An employee generally has the right to be provided with the work and hours that they are employed to do. However, this is not always possible. Sometimes there is not enough work, or something else occurs that affects the hours you can give an employee.

When that happens, there are a few actions you can take. Many employers may look to redundancies right away but lay-offs could be one of a number of alternative options. Often used interchangeably as a term for redundancy, lay-offs are actually completely different to redundancy and should be considered before redundancy where possible.

Our HR & Employment Law experts have created this checklist of everything you need to consider, be aware of, and action when it comes to lay-offs. Some of the topics they cover include:

  • What are lay-offs?
  • What is the difference between lay-offs and redundancies?
  • When should you consider making lay-offs?
  • How much notice do you have to give someone before laying them off?

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