Though my primary job is to provide legal advice, during the last several months, I have often found myself providing emotional support to my friends in human resources and corporate law departments who have been charged with conducting layoffs or furloughs at their companies. While it is never easy to terminate someone, it is especially hard to terminate long-term, well-performing employees.
On Monday afternoon, President Trump issued his “Proclamation Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Present a Risk to the U.S. Labor Market Following the Coronavirus Outbreak.”
A recent U.S. appeals court decision provides some helpful guidance to employers seeking to avoid the application of foreign laws to their expatriate employees.
During the last month, we have been talking a lot about the legal challenges involved in laying off or furloughing workers in the United States. How do you go about selecting employees?
Until recently, most consumers have given little thought to the supply chains that bring groceries to grocery store shelves. However, in the face of ongoing COVID-19 disruptions, anyone who has made a grocery run for things like chicken or toilet paper has seen the risks facing our supply chains.
Employers around the world are facing similar challenges, dealing with government-mandated shutdowns, school closures, sick and self-isolating employees, homeworking arrangements, and drops in productivity and demand. This post highlights some of the UK-specific developments in employment law.
Although the risk of exposure to the Coronavirus (or “COVID-19”) within most U.S. workplaces is uncertain, employers should still review their emergency preparedness plans in response to the potential threat. “Now is the time for employers to evaluate emergency procedures and consider employment-related obligations that may arise in the event that a worker becomes ill,”…
Effective October 9, 2019, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) added 28 Chinese entities to the Entity List – twenty governmental security bureaus and eight…
At first blush, news that an employee has filed an internal report detailing illegal or unethical behavior at your company may seem like a terrible development. It’s natural to feel shocked when a whistleblower makes such accusations … but then again, it’s better than keeping it in the dark. “Legitimate companies should want their employees…