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Employment, Labor and Benefits

This is the third post in a four-part series discussing labor and employment law issues that should be considered when a company decides to buy another business.  My last post addressed withdrawal liability when a company acquires the assets of a business which contributes to a multiemployer pension plan pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement.

Dan Ballintine and Phyllis Karasov discuss the matters employers need to consider when re-opening businesses after the Covid-19 shutdowns. Recalling only some employees, screening employees before they enter the workplace and dealing with employees who refuse to return to work are among the issues discussed.
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This is the first post in a four-part series discussing labor and employment law issues that should be considered when a company decides to buy another business. The series will discuss transactions where the buyer is a union business and transactions when the seller is a union business. This first article focuses on the acquisition

Are you struggling to stay on top of the latest labor and employment legislation surrounding COVID-19?  Questions about unemployment, health, or retirement benefits available under the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (“FFCRA”) and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act? Given the rapidly changing nature of our times, our Labor and Employment practice

As the agency responsible for enforcing workplace safety, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) has issued two pronouncements concerning COVID-19 and the workplace.

COVID-19 Guidance for the Construction Workforce

On April 21, 2020, OSHA published Guidance for the Construction Workforce which consists of tips to help reduce the risk of exposure to coronavirus in

The Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) provides important public funding to small businesses. The following are some of the highlights of the Paycheck Protection Program (the “Program”) which is part of the CARES Act. This Program is an expansion of the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) 7(a) loan program. The available

In light of the coronavirus, the majority of employers are allowing, if not mandating, that employees work from home (WFH). What should employers be thinking about when arranging for employees to telecommute?

  1. Determine which positions lend themselves to WFH. Obviously, some positions require face to face interaction or production with hands-on work, such as manufacturing.

Updated 3/16/2020

An employer’s response to the coronavirus pandemic can change from day-to-day, depending on guidance and recommendations issued by the CDC, state departments of health, OSHA and the World Health Organization.

The questions employers are asking are changing depending on the day, as are the answers!

Can employers question their employees about their recent