The unprecedented economic conditions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic have forced many Wisconsin employers to implement layoffs, partial furloughs, pay reductions and other painful employment actions.
After COVID-19 abates, employers may determine that they cannot return all employees to the workforce. Some employers may need to recall employees on a slower timeline depending on demand, social distancing imperatives, and the timeline for production.
The pandemic’s initial origination in Asia provides an opportunity for western-based employers to anticipate where they might be in 6 weeks to 2 months and what they might anticipate as they prepare to manage their employees’ to return to the workplace.
On April 24, 2020, Michigan Governor Whitmer issued an Executive Order extending her April 3, 2020 Stay Home, Stay Safe Order through May 15, 2020, while providing rules for certain businesses permitted to resume operations.
On April 27, 2020, Colorado will enter a new phase in its fight against COVID-19, when the “Stay-at-Home” order issued by Governor Polis expires and is replaced by what the governor has labeled relaxed “Safer at Home” restrictions.