All of us are facing the uncertainty and burdens of dealing with COVID-19’s impact on the workplace. One issue revolves around when employees have good cause to abandon their jobs because of the risks created by the virus. The Arkansas Court of Appeals recently addressed the question and sided with the employee.
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Here are some personal musings on the past year and how its lasting lessons may in fact make us all stronger at work and in the most important venue of all, our lives. After all, as Einstein once said, “Failure and deprivation are the best educators and purifiers.”
On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization officially declared COVID-19 a pandemic. It’s hard to fathom that the world is now over a year into this once-in-a-lifetime global disaster, but the calendar doesn’t lie. This is a grim milestone, to say the least, with well over 100 million confirmed cases and over 2.5 million […]
Access to COVID-19 vaccines continues to expand in the United States, and employers are navigating many questions about employee vaccinations and return to work. Current polling shows a substantial number of workers are hesitant about getting the shots or may refuse to be vaccinated against the virus. Now, a New Mexico employee has filed what […]
Employer and employee attitudes and expectations with respect to remote work have changed dramatically since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting widespread shift to working from home. Initially, many workers and employers had the expectation that the changes would be brief and temporary—perhaps a few weeks before everyone returned to the office. […]
Last March, in a matter of days, most U.S. employers went from doing business as usual to fully or partially shutting down. At the same time, we watched the stock market tank and wondered if we would ever return to normal. One way or another, most employers regrouped and reenvisioned how they conducted their businesses, […]
With multiple vaccines widely available and millions already vaccinated across the United States, the country is looking forward to returning to a world that, even if not exactly pre-pandemic “normal,” at least allows for the resumption of many in-person, group activities. This, of course, includes in-office work. Despite their worst fears, many companies have found […]
Persons who recover from COVID-19 are believed to develop immunity from further infection for some as-yet undetermined amount of time. On February 12, the Alabama Legislature created (and Governor Kay Ivey signed) a more certain form of immunity protecting businesses and other organizations from lawsuits that blame them for illness from the virus. The new […]
Everyone is anxious for COVID restrictions to be behind us. We’re craving our routines and want to be able to meet up with loved ones more often.
How prepared is your company for the post-COVID-19 world? We don’t want to convey false optimism, but we argue in this feature that it’s time to start thinking about a return to “normal” for your business. For a year now, the nation and the world have been in the throes of a global pandemic that […]