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Over the past several weeks, thousands of companies around the United States have been hard at work in crafting strategic plans to safely prepare for office re-openings. According to a recent study conducted by SHRM, approximately 53% of workplaces are set to reopen by mid-July. Yet as COVID-19 concerns continue to swirl throughout the country,…

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By James Beyer, Associate Counsel There’s been a wealth of information released by various government agencies in recent weeks regarding workplace safety and equal employment opportunity issues. In April, the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reminded employers of their legal obligations when facing employee concerns about workplace safety. Similarly, the EEOC…

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Let’s face the facts: the impact of COVID-19 on the labor market has been unprecedented. More than 36 million Americans have filed for unemployment benefits, a number that continues to creep closer to historic Great Depression levels. Stores have closed, non-essential businesses have shut down, and industries have struggled to keep their heads above water….

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