"Unemployment Benefits for Furloughed Employees in South Carolina," MidlandsBiz, UpstateBizSC and LowcountryBizSC
Posted On May 6, 2020
In an article published on May 4, 2020 by MidlandsBiz, UpstateBizSC and LowcountryBizSC
, Columbia-based Shareholder Reginald Belcher and Associate Hannah Stetson discuss how the pandemic’s effects have necessitated tough decisions regarding retention of employees for many businesses and employers in South Carolina.
“While these decisions may involve the termination of employees, they also encompass alternative actions, including a reduction in employee hours, a furlough or temporary layoff of employees,” explains Belcher and Stetson. “In response to increased unemployment claims involving these alternative actions, federal and state governments have acted to expand benefits available to businesses and their employees during this unprecedented time.”
Employers and businesses are faced with hard choices to adapt to the economic fallout because of the pandemic; however, termination of employees is not the only option available to employers.
“Due to the ever-changing nature of the pandemic response on a federal, state, and local level, it is critical for businesses to seek advice and counsel when evaluating the best steps to take moving forward,” said Belcher and Stetson.
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