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Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

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.

Managing the Modern Workplace

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

July 2, 2020
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

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.”

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

Managing the Modern Workplace

June 25, 2020
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

Managing the Modern Workplace

June 10, 2020
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

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.

Managing the Modern Workplace

May 12, 2020
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

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?

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

Managing the Modern Workplace

April 22, 2020
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

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.

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

Managing the Modern Workplace

April 16, 2020
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
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

President Trump’s recent decision to add Nigeria to the restricted travel list not only surprised the Nigerian government, but also many Houston businesses that provide services for the Nigerian oil and gas industry.

Managing the Modern Workplace

February 12, 2020
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

Working with foreign employment counsel on a challenging employment issue can sometimes be a frustrating experience, particularly if the advice you receive on a proposed course of action is simply “no, you can’t do that under our law.”

Managing the Modern Workplace

January 28, 2020
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

If your business has employees only in the United States, then the answer is probably no. But if you are a multi-national employer, then perhaps it should be.

Managing the Modern Workplace

January 9, 2020
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

If you are a human resources manager or an in-house labor lawyer for a U.S. company that is doing business or contemplating doing business in Mexico, you do need to be aware of key differences…

Managing the Modern Workplace

October 10, 2019
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

“I have gone to jail for what I have said.” That’s what I was recently told by a lawyer from another country when he received a call from a reporter asking him to comment on a recent decision from…

Managing the Modern Workplace

July 3, 2019