Reopening in a Pandemic: 5 Things Businesses Can Do to Ward off Lawsuits
Small businesses across the country may be reopening their doors to new business as many regions enter a first phase of a return to business. But they may also be opening their doors to potential legal minefields, thanks to a lack of specific, Covid-19-related legal protections amid the virus’ continued spread.
Businesses should expect such claims or requests for new accommodations to increase quickly as workforces return to the office, especially as workers race to protect their job status, said Blank Rome LLP Partner Brooke Iley. Businesses should keep communication lines open with employees, she said, and let them know what to expect.
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“Reopening in a Pandemic: 5 Things Businesses Can Do to Ward off Lawsuits,” by Andy Medici was published in the Washington Business Journal on June 3, 2020.