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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

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 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

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

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

As employment lawyers, we see all sorts of reasons for businesses deciding to terminate employees, ranging from gross misconduct to plant closures. But there is one scenario that comes up from time…

Managing the Modern Workplace

January 14, 2020
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

What would you do if one morning you saw on the overtime volunteer list on your company bulletin board that an employee had handwritten across the top of the list the words “Whore Board?” I think I…

Managing the Modern Workplace

January 7, 2020
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

“If I am going to have to pay her a severance, I want to make sure that she doesn’t go around bad mouthing me or my company,” is not an unusual plea from an employer who is parting ways with a…

Managing the Modern Workplace

November 27, 2019
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

We have not talked much about the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (“WARN”) in recent years both because unemployment has been low and we have not seen many plant closings or mass…

Managing the Modern Workplace

October 3, 2019
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

More often than not, when employers make a decision to terminate someone, multiple factors influenced the decision.

Managing the Modern Workplace

September 4, 2019
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

Much to the surprise of many business managers, a terminated employee who has been paid a severance may still sue for age discrimination after signing a release if the release was not carefully…

Managing the Modern Workplace

March 28, 2019