Our 20-part blog series, Planning for the Rebound, is now at the end, which may leave you thinking that you are prepared for anything that could possibly come your way. Not to dull your ebullient mood, but you are not. Problems will arise, and you will face issues that you never dreamed could arise. In…

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As the COVID-19-battered economy begins the gradual process of reopening, the top questions facing every employer are if, when, and how the workplace will reopen. Will everyone have to come back, and, if not, how do you choose who stays home? How do you keep your employees safe? Can employees travel? Do they need to…

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There are several industries in which employee travel (both near and far) is an essential aspect of the job. Many job descriptions describe travel as a critical function, and applicants are asked to confirm that extensive travel will not interfere with their personal lives. With the COVID-19 outbreak, the travel industry has been decimated: some…

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On January 25, 1925, President Calvin Coolidge famously stated, “The business of America is business.” Of course, that was only four years before the stock market crashed, sinking the country into a decades-long Great Depression, leading some to question the soundness of his evaluation. Nearly a hundred years later, Americans are hearing similar mantras from…

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The COVID-19 pandemic has forced employers and employment lawyers to brush up on the basics of unemployment law, legal terrain that in the past was largely foreign to them. Pre-COVID-19, employers did not focus on unemployment law because the time needed to learn it outweighed any potential benefit. To a certain degree that remains true….

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