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How to Handle Layoffs and Unemployment

Life is scary for a lot of people right now. Organizations in virtually every sector are either seeing reduced revenue or have completely lost their ability to conduct business. This level of disruption has raised a variety of issues related to layoffs and unemployment.

Rest easy knowing that there are a variety of solutions available to your business and you’re in the right place.

The employees and business attorneys of LegalShield want you to know that you are not alone. We are committed to remaining open and available to our members throughout this difficult period, no matter how long it lasts.

Let’s start solving your payroll and employee layoff issues right now. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Layoffs and Unemployment

Below is a list of some of the most common questions we’re getting from our small business members regarding layoffs.

What do I need to consider before laying off employees?
What am I required to tell employees being laid off?
How can I shield myself from liability down the road?
Should I furlough people or lay they off?
What do I have to follow/ do in accordance with the WARN act?
Are there programs/resources I can use instead of laying off employees (I.e. Work Share)?
What steps do I need to take in order to place an employee on temporary unpaid leave?
Should I encourage my employees to apply for unemployment?
Will I face legal challenges if I use performance-based criteria?

Financial Resources Available to Retain Employees

The Federal Government has provided substantial financial resources for qualifying employers. Several of the available programs are designed to help employers maintain payroll and avoid layoffs. The programs are being administered through the Small Business Administration (SBA) and national banks.

Read an overview of the funding programs available under the new legislation: SBA Guidance Page
Review information and find a lender to access the Paycheck Protection Program: 
Paycheck Program Page
Review the SBA Disaster Guide to get more detailed information: 
SBA Disaster Guide PDF

If you’d like an attorney familiar the SBA Disaster Loan Programs to provide advice and help you apply, a small business plan from LegalShield allows you to speak with an attorney within 4 business hours. For the cost of one business lunch, you can get the legal support you need to access to critical financial help available under the new legislation.

Affordable Legal Assistance for Small Businesses

We are in uncharted territory. Life is a bit hectic. You may find you have additional questions beyond those answered on our FAQ. Also, the new payroll programs can be confusing and wrestling with the application forms on your own can cause unnecessary anxiety. Even the banks are struggling to sort through the regulations.

If you’d rather not guess and stress, we strongly encourage you to 
give us a call. Our business attorneys can provide step by step guidance around layoffs, walk you through the SBA financial options and help you submit your application for the appropriate program(s). LegalShield provider attorneys are tracking the latest developments. Speaking with one of our attorneys can give you the peace of mind that comes from knowing you’re moving in the right direction.

 As we said at the top, we’re here for you. Let us help you. 

You can find answers to these questions (and others) on our Layoff/Unemployment blog.

How to Handle Layoffs and Unemployment

Financial Resources Available to Retain Employees

If you’d like an attorney familiar the SBA Disaster Loan Programs to provide advice and help you apply, small business plan from LegalShield allows you to speak with an attorney within 4 business hours. For the cost of one business lunch, you can get the legal support you need to access to critical financial help available under the new legislation.

The Federal Government has provided substantial financial resources for qualifying employers. Several of the available programs are designed to help employers maintain payroll and avoid layoffs. The programs are being administered through the Small Business Administration (SBA) and national banks. 

Read an overview of the funding programs available under the new legislation: SBA Guidance Page
Review information and find a lender to access the Paycheck Protection Program: 

Paycheck Program Page
Review the SBA Disaster Guide to get more detailed information: 

SBA Disaster Guide PDF 

Affordable Legal Assistance for Small Businesses 

We are in uncharted territory. Life is a bit hectic. You may find you have additional questions beyond those answered on our FAQ. Also, the new payroll programs can be confusing and wrestling with the application forms on your own can cause unnecessary anxiety. Even the banks are struggling to sort through the regulations.

If you’d rather not guess and stress, we strongly encourage you to 
give us a call. Our business attorneys can provide step by step guidance around layoffs, walk you through the SBA financial options and help you submit your application for the appropriate program(s). LegalShield provider attorneys are tracking the latest developments. Speaking with one of our attorneys can give you the peace of mind that comes from knowing you’re moving in the right direction.

 As we said at the top, we’re here for you. Let us help you. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Layoffs and Unemployment 

You can find answers to these questions (and others) on our Layoff/Unemployment blog.

Below is a list of some of the most common questions we’re getting from our small business members regarding layoffs.

What do I need to consider before laying off employees?
What am I required to tell employees being laid off?
How can I shield myself from liability down the road?
Should I furlough people or lay they off?
What do I have to follow/ do in accordance with the WARN act?
Are there programs/resources I can use instead of laying off employees (I.e. Work Share)?
What steps do I need to take in order to place an employee on temporary unpaid leave?
Should I encourage my employees to apply for unemployment?
Will I face legal challenges if I use performance-based criteria? 

Life is scary for a lot of people right now. Millions of Americans have lost their income almost overnight. Many fear they will not be able to pay their rent and that they’ll lose their place to live. That puts landlords in a tough spot too.

Rest easy knowing that there are a variety of solutions that can protect your property and your financial interests while being empathetic to your tenants.  

The employees and real estate provider attorneys of LegalShield want you to know that you are not alone. We are committed to remaining open and available to our business members throughout this difficult period, no matter how long it lasts.

Let’s start solving your challenges right now.

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