Difference Between“Furlough” vs. “Layoff”
A furlough is “a temporary layoff from work.” People who get furloughed usually get to return to their job after a furlough....In general, people are not paid during furloughs but they do keep employment benefits, such as health insurance.
Layoffs are when an employer dismisses employees. That is, they are let go (laid off) from their jobs..... today, we generally use the word layoff when a person is permanently let go from a job.
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP announced at a town hall meeting Monday that it will lay off some of the employees that it had furloughed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic at the end of July.