Leading in Turbulent Times

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This is a guest post by Richard Fagerlin. My wife and I have four boys: Christian, Preston, Jackson, and Lincoln. When they were little, the street in front of our house was completely off-limits. The risk was too great. But if they were still afraid to cross the street as thirteen-year-olds, or twenty-year-olds, we’d have… Read more »

Successfully Leading During Protests and Civil Unrest

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By Kevin Eikenberry The events of the past few days have been emotional for everyone. A glance at the news will leave you horrified, hurt, angry, sad, or one of many other emotions. I am not qualified to offer solutions to the anger, protests, and violence. Rather, I write to you as a fellow leader… Read more »

Employer’s Guide for Returning to the Workplace

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By Davidson French and Lymari Martinez Cromwell As the U.S. economy reopens in the coming weeks and months, employers are faced with the challenge of bringing employees back to work to a workplace that is drastically different from the one that existed just weeks ago. While states and cities will have unique requirements and conditions… Read more »

Coronavirus – Workplace Discrimination Concerns

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By Steven Alvarado Webster’s defines xenophobia as “fear and hatred of strangers or foreigners or of anything that is strange or foreign.” The history of pandemic infectious disease outbreaks usually leads to unwarranted attacks on a certain group of people for its origin. Two recent pandemics highlight this issue: H1N1 (or the “Swine Flu”) and… Read more »

The CARES Act: A Comprehensive Overview for Employers

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On March 27, 2020, President Donald Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) into law.  The CARES Act is the most expansive economic stimulus package in American history.  The Act follows the passage of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) and acts as its counterpart in many ways. This… Read more »

NLRB Joint Employer Rule Sets Employer-Friendly Standard for Joint Employer Determinations

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By Mark Kisicki and Erica Shafer Federal labor agencies have kicked their rule-making efforts into high gear. One month after the U.S. Department of Labor published a final rule defining (and limiting) when one entity can be deemed the joint employer of another’s employees, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has followed suit. On February… Read more »