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Coronavirus: Preparation & Response
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

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.

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

Managing the Modern Workplace

March 25, 2020
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

As the consequences of COVID-19 and the economic downturn are being more widely felt, employers are increasingly forced to confront tough choices with respect to reduced schedules, employee furloughs and reductions in force.

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

Managing the Modern Workplace

March 19, 2020
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

An increasing number of employers have made their workforces remote in response to the developing COVID-19 situation…

Managing the Modern Workplace

March 17, 2020
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

A growing number of public figures, including CEOs, have tested positive for COVID-19. Since the duties and responsibilities of a CEO often include being the face of the company and meeting with other executives who are, in turn, the faces of their companies, the potential for exposure is obvious.

Managing the Modern Workplace

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

March 17, 2020
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

This week, OSHA released new guidance for employers, giving recommendations on how to reduce worker exposure to coronavirus in the face of the COVID-19 situation – a situation that the World Health Organization has now labeled a “pandemic.”

Managing the Modern Workplace

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

March 12, 2020
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

Over the last two months, we have seen two new “Joint Employer” rules issued, the first in January, when the Department of Labor issued a new joint employer rule for Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) cases, previously discussed here.

Managing the Modern Workplace

March 10, 2020
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

Although the risk of exposure to the Coronavirus (or “Covid-19”) within most U.S. workplaces is uncertain, employers should nonetheless evaluate their emergency preparedness plans in response to the potential threat.

Managing the Modern Workplace

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

March 5, 2020
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

Non-disclosure agreements (“NDAs”) can play a key component in encouraging American businesses to hire personnel, entrust them with valuable or confidential information, enter into joint ventures with other companies and resolve disputes in a mutually agreeable way (to name only a few scenarios).

Managing the Modern Workplace

February 27, 2020
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

The general duty clause of the Occupational Safety and Health Act requires employers to provide a workplace which is “free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employee.”

Managing the Modern Workplace

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

February 4, 2020
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

Last week, we talked here about some new challenges for New York employers in the new year, and how New York was in the running to supersede California as the toughest state for employers. Alas…

Managing the Modern Workplace

January 23, 2020
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

Last week, the Department of Labor issued a new, final rule defining the test needed to determine joint employment status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The rule narrows the factors which…

Managing the Modern Workplace

January 21, 2020
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

We have said this before and we will say again: New York is definitely in the running to supersede California as the most challenging state for employers. New York has implemented new requirements…

Managing the Modern Workplace

January 16, 2020