Category: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

This topic provides the latest news articles and resources related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Check back here to keep informed.

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Should You Suspend Hiring During the Coronavirus Outbreak?

United Airlines recently announced that it will be implementing a hiring freeze through June in light of the recent outbreak of coronavirus in the United States. Part of its decision stems from the fact that many travelers have suspended their plans, resulting in less air traffic, and therefore, there isn’t as high of a demand […]

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Tackle Coronavirus Fears with Practical, Legal Knowledge

With news of spreading disease, travel restrictions, and quarantines dominating the news, it’s no surprise that employees have questions about the coronavirus/COVID-19 and whether they risk exposure at work. So, an understanding of how to respond is critical. The issues fall into two basic categories: practical considerations and how an employer can be legally compliant […]

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Amid Coronavirus Concerns, Don’t Forget HIPAA Privacy

As employers prepare for possible impacts of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), one important step is to review the types of health disclosures that the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) does and does not allow in such times of crisis.

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Using Remote Work as an Emergency Plan for Businesses

At the time of this writing, over 75,467 cases and 2,236 deaths related to the coronavirus have been reported and it continues to wreak havoc in China. Businesses large and small have also been impacted while trying to figure out how to maintain operations and keep people safe. While China is bearing the brunt of […]

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Coronavirus Fears at Work: What Employers Need to Know

News reports of deaths and illnesses from the rapidly spreading coronavirus get scarier every day. Millions of people are being quarantined. Foreign companies and governments are evacuating their people from hard-hit areas of China where the virus got its start. And even employees who don’t travel for work are getting anxious about traveling coworkers who […]