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Temporary Layoff Letter Sample Template

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[Company Name]
[Street Address]
[City, ST ZIP Code]

Dear [employee name],

I regret to inform you that, due to [insert reason for temporary layoff], it has become necessary for the company to temporarily reduce its workforce.

You will be temporarily laid off effective from the [insert date], with an expected return to work on [insert date]. If this date changes, you will be given a 14-day written notice.

You will receive certain layoff benefits, which are listed below:

  • [Benefits]
  • [Benefits]
  • [Benefits]

Thank you for your continued contributions to the company. If you have any further questions about your rights and layoff benefits, please get in contact with [contact name and details].


[Your Name]


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Should companies do temporary layoffs?

In response to an event or situation that is expected to pass, it may make sense to lay employees off temporarily, to make starting up again easier.

How do you end a temporary layoff letter?

End off by reaffirming their hard work and thanking them for their commitment to the company, and remind them to get in touch with you for any questions they might have. Include a contact number.

What should I include in a temporary layoff letter?

  1. A brief explanation of the circumstances surrounding the employee's layoff.
  2. Their layoff start and end dates.
  3. A list of benefits they will receive.
  4. A note of thanks for their continued efforts along with a point of contact for any questions.

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