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Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

The rapidly increasing importance of a company’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance to its business value, has been a critical trend leading into 2020.

Published in CorpGov, September 24, 2020

Managing the Modern Workplace

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

September 23, 2020
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

Most employers reimburse their employees for money spent on meals, hotels and other expenses during work trips as business expenses, but few have given thought to reimbursing employees for employee costs incurred at home, including for internet, electricity, printer ink, etc., because those have traditionally been considered personal expenses.

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

Managing the Modern Workplace

September 9, 2020
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

“[F]or the person who picks up our garbage, in the final analysis, is as significant as the physician, for if he doesn’t do his job, diseases are rampant. All labor has dignity.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

Managing the Modern Workplace

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

September 4, 2020
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

The National Labor Relations Act generally requires employers to furnish information to unions if the unions’ requests are relevant to the administration or negotiation of a collective bargaining agreement.

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

Managing the Modern Workplace

September 1, 2020
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

Managing furloughs and layoffs in different countries has always been a challenge for U.S. employers who are often surprised to learn that no-cause layoffs in foreign countries are either illegal or trigger substantial statutory severance requirements.

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

Managing the Modern Workplace

August 18, 2020
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

While the 5-page Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) Loan Forgiveness Application looks pretty simple, those who have already worked with the form know that it is not.

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

Managing the Modern Workplace

August 14, 2020
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Coronavirus: Preparation & Response
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

Companies looking to cut costs will consider potential savings in all parts of their businesses, including at the top of the organization. But before proceeding with any proposals to trim the size of the leadership team or to reduce compensation costs, there are two key areas that every employer should consider first.

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

Managing the Modern Workplace

August 11, 2020
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

A recent decision by a federal judge in New York could open a door to claims for benefits by furloughed employees under the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (“EPSLA”) of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (“EFMLEA”).

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

Managing the Modern Workplace

August 7, 2020
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

After months of closure, schools and day care facilities remain closed in many locations, and parents may need to remain home with young children as a result.

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

Managing the Modern Workplace

July 31, 2020
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

Virginia, as one of 22 states with a federally approved Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) state plan (a workplace safety and health program operated by the individual state which is approved and monitored by OSHA for effectiveness), has taken the first step in a possible new state response trend by adopting a new emergency workplace safety standard that goes into effect today.

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

Managing the Modern Workplace

July 28, 2020
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

On July 8, 2020, OSHA issued guidance specific to the oil and gas industry for mitigating occupational exposure risks to COVID-19.

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

Managing the Modern Workplace

July 21, 2020
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

There are still many unknowns when it comes to the long-term health impacts of COVID-19 infections.

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

Managing the Modern Workplace

July 17, 2020