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Employees’ Refusal to Work Over Coronavirus Concerns

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, most businesses were faced with making difficult decisions regarding their workforce. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that, in April, the unemployment rate rose to 14.7 percent totaling 23.1 million unemployed. While the number of new unemployment claims appears to be dropping, for the week ending May 2, 2020, […]

Emergency Efforts to Mitigate COVID-19: Legislation Extending Unemployment and Disability Insurance Benefits to Employees and Its Impact on Employers

COVID-19 has already caused major disruptions in United States labor markets and its impact is expected to last for months. Federal and state governments are introducing and passing various forms of emergency legislation targeted at providing income support to workers, including by extending unemployment insurance benefits to temporarily displaced workers and, where applicable, making available disability […]

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