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Dealing with Unions During a Pandemic

The coronavirus emergency has hit every employer hard, none more so than
unionized employers who must deal with their unions while also considering significant and
immediate operational changes. This raises the simple question: As a unionized employer, how must
and should you deal with your unions during this pandemic crisis?

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CARES Act Loans for Union and Non-Union Mid-Sized and Non-Profit Employers: Beware the Fine Print

As we shared with you in our March 28th Note (“Congress Showers
Employers with Loan Programs, Tax Credits, and Other Incentives to Retain
Employees”), new loan programs under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security
Act (“CARES Act”) for mid-sized employers and non-profits come with significant strings attached
for those employers wishing to participate in these new loan programs.

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Is Your Employee “Essential” or Not?

As you have no doubt heard, Governor Jay Inslee issued a “Stay Home, Stay Healthy”
Order on March 23, 2020. The Order directed that Washington residents must remain in
their homes until at least April 8, 2020, unless they are engaging in an “essential activity.” […]

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COVID-19 Response Act Creates New Leave Obligations for Employers, Effective April 2

Late on Wednesday, March 18, President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
The Act does many things to address the COVID-19 pandemic: among them are the creation of two important new leave obligations for most employers throughout the country. The Act also takes effect in just two weeks – on April 2, 2020 – leaving very little time for employers to begin taking steps to get compliant. […]

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COVID-19: What’s an Employer to Do?

If you have employees, you will eventually receive a question about what your company is doing to respond to COVID-19, popularly known as the “coronavirus.”

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has published guidance […]

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NLRB Ends 2019 with a Flurry of Pro-Employer Decisions

The National Labor Relations Board ended 2019 with a bang by reversing Obama-era case law on several fronts.   NLRB Allows Employers to Limit Use of E-Mail and IT Systems to Business-Use Only In Caesars Entertainment, 368 NLRB No. 143 (2019), the Board overturned its 2014 holding in Purple Communications, Inc. that had allowed employees to use […]

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