Employment Law Consultant (04-02-2020)

Articles exploring workplace trends selected by an employment law attorney and counselor with a focus is on the prevention of workplace disputes and the development of workplaces which support civility and health.

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Published every Tuesday and Thursday.


Good Thursday morning.

PRIVATE: Privacy in the time of COVID-19, from JD Supra and  Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC, “Privacy Laws, Duty to Warn and Communication Considerations Concerning COVID-19” Comments?

N-95 MASK:  What is a N-95(% mask? From Fast company (Compass), “The untold origin story of the N-95 mask” Comments?

OFFICE CLEAN:  A timely reminder from the BBC (Workllife), “Covid-19: The ways viruses can spread in offices” Comments?

★ UNEMPLOYED: Rising unemployment claims, from Vox, “The coronavirus unemployment insurance plan, explained” Comments?

FAMILIES FIRST:HR Professionals: From the U.S. Department of Labor, “Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers” Comments?

WARM WEATHER: You, and others, might ask the question presented and discussed in this article from the BBC (Future), “Will warm weather really kill off Covid-19?”

DELIVERY SERVICE:  The risks of being employed as or using delivery drivers during the Covid-19 pandemic, from Reuters, “Delivery drivers face pandemic without sick pay, insurance, sanitizer” Comments?

NO BEDS: An unsettling report from NPR, “Defense Secretary Esper Says Military Has ‘Limited Capacity’ To Provide Hospital Beds” Listen to the interview. Comments?

SURPRISE?: Did Covid-19 sneak up on us? From Kaiser Health News (KHN), “Was The Novel Coronavirus Really Sneaky In Its Spread To The U.S.? Experts Say No.” Comments?

CHECKED FACTS: Statements made about Covid-19, what’s true and what’s false, from Politifact. Comments?

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