Which employees do we bring back?

For many employers, returning employees to work will occur in stages, and for some there will be a permanent reduction in personnel.  We recommend formulating a plan as to which employee populations to return and when, and documenting the legitimate business reason(s) and objective criteria for selecting which employees to return and when.  Ensure that your plan for bringing employees back is compliant with applicable anti-discrimination laws and collective bargaining agreements.  Note that at least one jurisdiction (Los Angeles) requires certain categories of employers (including event centers, hotels and employers of commercial janitorial, maintenance and security workers) offer laid-off or furloughed workers the first chance to return to work as operations are resumed . Be sure to communicate the plan to your employees in advance.