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Coronavirus: Preparation & Response
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

Because the unemployment rate has been at record lows for the last decade, it is not surprising that many managers have only a cursory knowledge about how unemployment benefits work.

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

Managing the Modern Workplace

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

It was only five days ago that we discussed how employers might soften the blow for employees whose jobs could not be performed from home. Much has happened since then.

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

Managing the Modern Workplace

March 30, 2020
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

As required under the new law which we recently discussed here, the Secretary of Labor published the Notice (here for federal employees, and here for non-federal employees) that covered employers (i.e., those with fewer than 500 employees and not subject to the small business exemption discussed below) will need to post.

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

Managing the Modern Workplace

March 27, 2020
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

As more and more companies have closed their offices and asked their employees to work remotely, questions have arisen as to what companies should do with employees whose jobs simply cannot be performed from home.

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

Managing the Modern Workplace

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

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which became law yesterday, will require most employers with fewer than 500 employees to provide paid leave, through December 31, 2020, to workers who have had to take time off because of COVID-19.

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

Managing the Modern Workplace

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

In our February post discussing this issue, we predicted that federal criminal antitrust prosecutions of no-poaching and no-hire agreements were on the near horizon due to the U.S. Department of…

Managing the Modern Workplace

May 15, 2018
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

A top hat plan is a plan that provides benefits to a select group of management or highly compensated employees. Because Congress determined that a plan covering a sophisticated group of employees…

Managing the Modern Workplace

March 6, 2018
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

In November 2016, we reported that the nation’s antitrust enforcement agencies, the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission, had jointly issued…

Managing the Modern Workplace

February 27, 2018
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

As retailers begin to light up big Christmas trees, play merry carols, and otherwise prepare themselves for a busy and festive gift-giving season, they and other employers may onboard seasonal…

Managing the Modern Workplace

November 16, 2017
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

Although it did not happen in the workplace, the recent mass shooting in Las Vegas is a fresh reminder of a serious problem that faces employers in the United States. How do you protect your…

Managing the Modern Workplace

October 4, 2017
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

Taking some time this week to acknowledge and thank those employees who are serving or have served in the armed forces is a great way to generate good will in the workplace. It may also be a good…

Managing the Modern Workplace

November 10, 2016
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

Workers’ compensation insurance provides benefits to an employee in the event of a workplace injury and provides an exclusive remedy protecting the employer from most types of negligence claims.

Managing the Modern Workplace

August 2, 2016
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