Massachusetts Employers, do you know that there is an alternative to layoffs during these difficult economic times? The Workshare Program offered by the Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance allows an employer to reduce hours of full time employees in specific departments by 10%-60% due to a decline in work or cash flow. The employee can receive partial unemployment benefits and the employer must keep employee benefits plans intact. For more information please see the attached brochure or access the following link: https://www.mass.gov/service-details/workshare-information-for-employers.
Please feel free to contact John F. Tocci, Esq., Manager of Tocci & Lee’s employment law and litigation practice, with any questions or concerns during these challenging times at 617-542-6200 x212 or firstname.lastname@example.org.