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Employer Guide to COVID-19 Vaccination

David Barron, John Carrigan, Jr., Arielle Eisenberg, Aaron Holt, and Nandini Sane designed a guide on how employers can handle the COVID-19 vaccination for their employees. The most important question right now for Human Resources professionals is vaccination and more specifically, how to implement appropriate

Posted in COVID-19, COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 Pandemic Creates Unique Hiring Concerns For Remote Employees

We are ten months into this pandemic, and many employees continue to work remotely with no end in sight. Indeed, recent surveys show that a sizeable number of employees prefer remote work and hope to continue working remotely even after

Posted in COVID-19, paid sick leave, Wage and Hour, Work from Home

Top 5 Takeaways From The EEOC COVID-19 Vaccine Guidance

As the new year rolls in, the COVID-19 vaccine is on everyone’s mind. The Pfizer vaccine has officially been distributed throughout the United States (albeit through a more limited Emergency Use Authorization process) and rumors are circulating that the FDA

Posted in COVID-19

5 Practical Tips For Reviewing Your Handbook And Policies

Each year, employers should review and reevaluate their employee handbooks and policies. This is an important practice as new laws will often go into effect at the start of a new year.  It is also a safe way to ensure

Posted in COVID-19

Enhanced Employer Record-Keeping Requirements Relating to COVID-19

One subject that has not received a lot of attention relating to COVID-19 requirements for employers is the obligation to make and preserve certain records. Depending on what the record is, and who is making it, these mandates will require

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Top 5 Tips for Managing Remote Employees

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many companies to switch to a remote workforce. This rapid shift has reshaped the landscape of the American workforce, and will likely have far-reaching consequences. Although for many employers, remote working is just a temporary

Posted in COVID-19, Wage and Hour, Work from Home

Employers Should Prepare for Wave of COVID-Related Wrongful Death Lawsuits

The latest projections estimate that nearly 300,000 Americans will die from COVID-19 by the end of 2020. Many of those individuals will be employed when they contract the virus, and a significant number will be workers in front line businesses

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The Duty to Bargain When Reopening

Our May 4, 2020 blog – Employers With Unionized Workforces Need to be Prepared – discussed how employers with collective bargaining agreements (CBA) should start preparing for a union’s response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Click here to view that blog.

Posted in COVID-19

What to Do When a Union Calls

Last week we posted a blog that discussed how employers with and those without unionized workforces should prepare for a union’s response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Click here to view the blog. This blog discusses what an employer with a

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Employers With Unionized Workforces Need to be Prepared

With Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara counties beginning to loosen restrictions on the operation of certain businesses operating primarily outdoors, including resuming construction, effective on May 4, 2020, employers with collective bargaining agreements (CBA)

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