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Tesla extends unpaid leave for some employees

05/04/2020 - 03:20

Employees of the American company Tesla, who were sent on unpaid leave due to the situation with the coronavirus, will stay home for at least one more week. Thus, normal operation of the carmaker has been postponed, CNBC reported with reference to an internal letter to employees.

Ivan Radic
Ivan Radic
On March 24, the company suspended production at its plants in San Francisco and New York. According to the plan, the resumption of work was to begin on May 4. In early April, Tesla announced that it would reduce salary of all employees, and some of them would be sent on unpaid leave during the closure of its production facilities in the United States due to an outbreak of coronavirus. Subsequently, CNBC, citing internal company correspondence, said that Tesla sent half of its sales and delivery employees on unpaid leave.

“The employees who were sent on vacation until a notification of the start of work, will stay on vacation until further notice - at least one more week. While you are on vacation, you will still be entitled to unemployment benefits,” - reads a new letter to Tesla employees received by CNBC.

At the same time, those employees who work remotely from home, or those who need to come to the facility, should continue to work as usual until there are other instructions from the manager.

The American company Tesla Motors was founded in 2003 as a developer and manufacturer of electric vehicles and related technologies. The company is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, USA. In addition to electric vehicles, the company manufactures batteries and electric motors using its own technology and sells it to other automobile companies, in particular Toyota and Daimler.