Most jobs cannot be done exclusively at home. Essential employees who cannot work at home need to go into work, but what can you do for your non-essential employees who can’t do their jobs from home? Or even, what happens when there just isn’t enough work or enough revenue to pay people–even if they can work from home?
The gut answer a layoff. If there isn’t enough work, you can terminate employees. Furloughing is another option–this is where you keep employees as employees (and often continue their benefits), but they don’t work and you don’t pay them.
There is a third