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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In prior blog posts about the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve looked at strategies and steps employers can take to adapt their workplaces to the “new normal” (which, as we all know, is going to look quite different from the “old normal”). We’ve gone in-depth with the steps employers should take to ensure employees are safe upon…

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In just a few short months (that felt very long), we’ve gained and integrated new lingo into our vocabulary. One phrase has been permanently added to our everyday vernacular: social distancing. We’ve quickly grown accustomed to maintaining that magic number of six feet apart during our limited excursions outside our homes. But now that shelter-in-place…

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By now, a couple of months into shelter-in-place mandates, we’ve all disinfected our homes and cars, and have gotten really good at sanitizing our private spaces, which have been serving as homes and offices (and for some of us, jungle gyms). But just like that, the time is nearing for offices and other business to…

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It all started with the proverbial water cooler, and grew from there. These days employers commonly offer a space for their employees to take meal and rest breaks and may offer amenities such as a refrigerator, microwave, and communal utensils, plates and glasses for employee use. Throughout the day, these spaces are filled with employees…

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