Twitter layoffs have finally started, with Elon Musk starting to cut jobs after buying the social media company.
These layoffs don’t come as much surprise, considering that Musk was vocal about reducing the headcount at Twitter following the acquisition. While the exact number of employees being laid off is unknown, reports claim it will range between 25% and 50% of workers.
In addition to this, Musk is requiring employees to start showing up at offices for work. Previously, Twitter allowed employees to work remotely without having to make an appearance at its offices.
However, before that happens, the Twitter offices are being closed down. This is a safety precaution that comes with the deactivation of all employee badges. Once the layoffs are complete, the company’s offices will reopen to employees.
Twitter Is Facing a Lawsuit Over the Layoffs
Some employees are taking legal action against Twitter due to the mass layoffs. This has to do with the WARN Act, which requires 60 days’ written notice for layoffs “affecting 50 or more employees at a single site of employment.”
These jobs cuts come after Musk already cleared out many of the executives at Twitter following his takeover, including former CEO Parag Agrawal. Musk has also dissolved the company’s board of directors.
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