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Create a new normal to cope with new times

By Lynne Curry bio If every several days you wonder “is this pandemic a nightmare and if so, when will I wake up?” you’re not alone. Two months ago none of us knew that in my state more than 49,000 Alaskans would lose their jobs or that nine Alaskans would die from COVID-19. We didn’t expect that the rest of us would work in situations that put our heath at risk or struggle to work remotely. But it happened; here’s our new normal. More than 15 percent of U.S. employers permanently cut head count as of April 7; another 24 percent are considering it. One out of every 10 employers has permanently closed their doors. Three out of every 10 employers laid off employees as of April 7, another 28… . . . read more


4 strategies for your law office to use now to protect your employees from coronavirus

With the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), your law office needs a plan to protect employees from exposure. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) recommends these strategies: Actively encourage sick employees to stay home: Employees who have symptoms of acute respiratory illness are recommended to stay home and not come to work until they are free of fever (100.4° F [37.8° C] or greater using an oral thermometer), signs of a fever, and any other symptoms for at least 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing or other symptom-altering medicines (e.g. cough suppressants). Employees should notify their supervisor and stay home if they are sick. Ensure that your sick leave policies are flexible and consistent with public health guidance and that employees are aware of these policies. Talk with companies that… . . . read more