Employment Law Consultant (05-21-2020)

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Published every Tuesday and Thursday.


Good Thursday morning.

LOCKDOWN:  In the news, from the American Bar Association, “Two centuries of law guide legal approach to modern pandemic” Comments?

BALANCE: Your mental health and that of your employees, their families, and yours should not be ignored during this period of crisis. From the United Nations, “COVID-19 and the Need for Action on Mental Health” Comments?

CHALLENGES:  Reopening? An overview of the challenges faced by the states in the development of an accurate and effective testing protocol, from The Atlantic, “How Virginia Juked Its COVID-19 Data” Comments?

THE OFFICE: Thinking about your office “post lockdown”? From BBC (Worklife), “How offices will change after coronavirus” Comments?

BURNOUT: Feeling overwhelmed and/or “burned out”? Some suggestions from the Harvard Business Review, “5 Steps for Women to Combat Burnout” Comments?

REAL: You are not alone. It is real. From the Atlantic, “Quarantine Fatigue Is Real: Instead of an all-or-nothing approach to risk prevention, Americans need a manual on how to have a life in a pandemic.” Comments?

LOOKING FORWARD: What the office may look like when you return to it after the “lock down.” From Fast Company (Compass) “What to expect on your first day back in a touch-free, socially distant office”. Comments?

★ A PRESUMPTION: CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS: Note that California’s Governor has recently (05-06-2020) issued an executive order regarding the workers’ compensation presumption for certain Covid-19 Related Claims. See, “EXECUTIVE ORDER N-62-20” Comments?

UNEMPLOYMENT: Some lessons about unemployment insurance programs, from Morning Brew, “State Unemployment Programs Were Unprepared for COVID-19” Comments?

CDC GUIDELINES: Reopening? From the CDC, “Reopening Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces, Workplaces, Businesses, Schools, and Homes” Comments?

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