Furlough v. Layoff – Employment Update

March 20, 2020

As employers around Minnesota are facing difficult decisions due to the COVID-10 pandemic, we have prepared an updated resource to assist you as your organizations analyze difficult decision.  In Furlough v. Layoff – Employment Update, we examine the difference between a furlough and layoff, what those processes generally look like, and identify some common issues that can arise (including COBRA notices, WARN notice, requirements under the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act, etc.)

Please do not hesitate to contact our employment team if any questions arise.


Bill Davidson – Bill.Davidson@lindjensen.com

(612) 746-0147

Susan Stokes – Susan.Stokes@lindjensen.com

(612) 746-0104

Pat Larkin – Pat.Larkin@lindjensen.com

(612) 746-0154

Ryan Myers – Ryan.Myers@lindjensen.com

(612) 746-0157

Molly de la Vega – Molly.delaVega@lindjensen.com

(612) 746-0174


Centers for Disease Control – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html


Minnesota Department of Health – https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/index.html