Sometimes I see two variants of following sentence:
- "there are not any employees" in the department
- "there is not any employee" in the department
What is the correct sentence?
As long as you are referring to more than one subject, I would go with:
For referring to a single instance, I would go with "there is no"
If the topic has no plural form (or is rarely used with a plural form), then I would consider "there isn't any":