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5 things to consider if an employee refuses to return to work

The National Law Journal

United States Publication August 2020

Now is not the time to guess what the law requires or to be unprepared. Litigation risks are real, and employee, public and investor reactions to bad decisions can be costly.

COVID-19 continues to rage as US employers struggle with returning employees to the workplace. When governments mandated shutdowns, many nonessential businesses quickly pivoted to remote work. With some governments now permitting “reopening” and others “pausing,” difficult questions abound, including how to handle employees reluctant or unwilling to return to the workplace. Recent COVID-19 surges are exacerbating the decision-making process. Although not all-inclusive, you, as the employer, should do five things.

Read the entire article by Barbara D’Aquila.

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