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Employer's Guide to COVID-19 and Emerging Workplace Issues: Year 2

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The Employer’s Guide to COVID-19 and Emerging Workplace Issues, co-authored by Attorneys Richard J. Simmons, Brian D. Murphy, and Adam R. Rosenthal of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP is the new go-to resource for employers across the country. The book addresses the choices employers have been forced to make under great pressure due to the pandemic.

As the best forward-thinking resource in the country, it highlights the next phase of employment decisions that must be made when restarting businesses and reintegrating employees into the workforce. It describes key compliance issues that must be considered and anticipates problem areas that will lead to litigation. Employers must prepare to meet the “new normal.”

The book examines the paid sick leave rules in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, the CARES Act, WARN rules and a range of substantive law issues in the wage and hour, employment discrimination, workplace safety, leaves of absence, unemployment insurance, workers’ compensation, and immigration fields. It also offers insights into what new workplaces will look like and employer vulnerabilities.

Among the numerous topics addressed are the following:

  • Communications and Crisis Messaging
  • CDC Guidance For Businesses and Employers
  • Wage and Hour Considerations
  • U.S. DOL Positions Regarding the FLSA and COVID-19
  • State and Federal WARN Requirements
  • Analysis of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)
  • Paid Sick Leave and Tax Credit Rules
  • Discussion of the CARES Act and Employee Benefits
  • Leaves of Absence Before and After the FFCRA
  • Summary of the CARES Act
  • Unemployment Insurance Benefits
  • Employment Discrimination Considerations
  • Workplace Safety and OSHA Issues
  • Workers’ Compensation Issues
  • Immigration Issues
  • What Future Workplaces Will Look Like
  • Importance of Preparedness For the Next Generation of Essential Decisions
  • COVID-19 Contingency Planning
  • Employment Litigation Arising Out of the COVID-19 Pandemic

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NameEmployer's Guide to COVID-19 and Emerging Workplace Issues: Year 2
AuthorRichard J. Simmons | Brian D. Murphy | Adam R. Rosenthal
Published Year2021
Page Count536
Book PublisherCastle Publications