Local top-flight law firm DunnCox yesterday laid off all salaried employees for just over eight weeks as the financial crunch from he COVID-19 pandemic continues to hit businesses in the country.
However, the company has invited the laid off staff to apply to work on a reduced scale and with varied compensation during the period.
Notice of the firm’s move was communicated to employees yesterday in what was described as a Microsoft Teams video conference.
The firm said it was forced to take the action, “given the financial challenges being experienced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government measures in response, and the downturn in economic activity”.
It said that notwithstanding the circumstances, it is seeking to earn whatever fees it can during the layoff period.
Now you can read the Jamaica Observer ePaper anytime, anywhere. The Jamaica Observer ePaper is available to you at home or at work, and is the same edition as the printed copy available at http://bit.ly/epaperlive