COVID-19 - Resources for Employers

COVID-19 has changed our business environment seemingly overnight, and we are not out of the woods yet. There is an ever-changing web of new legal requirements, employee health and welfare concerns, employee management, remote workers and productivity worries, and general operational issues. The Lynch Law Firm is an employment law firm focused on helping employers succeed in business, and we are here for you. Below are links to relevant information about managing your business during the COVID-19 crisis.

Resource Links:

  • FFCRA Decision Tree – Confused by the new Families First Coronavirus Response Act? You are not alone! We have crafted a decision-tree to help you determine your responsibilities as an employer.
  • Updating Employee Handbooks - Employee handbooks hold pivotal information about the business and expectations of employees. Handbooks with outdated information may contain illegal provisions or lack best practices and can expose the business to unnecessary civil liability or a backlash by the public for perceived slights or biases. 
  • Employer’s Duty to Investigate – When it comes to the workplace and an employer’s potential liability to its employees, and even the public, ignorance is not bliss. When an employer catches wind of a possible issue, it might be tricky to determine when the company has a duty to investigate the potential problem. Some statutes and regulations impose a duty on employers to investigate certain matters. However, an employer may have a duty to investigate even if statutes and regulations are silent about the matter.
  • State and Federal Resources
    • Texas Workforce Commission – Information about unemployment benefits, precautions for employers, mass unemployment claims, and shared work programs.
    • U.S. Department of Labor – Information on workplace safety; wages, hours, and leave; unemployment insurance flexibility; and, more.

Reach out to Susan Word today to begin a conversation about your employer needs during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Managing employment issues during a crisis can be daunting. With the continually changing landscape of laws, rules, and regulations, one false move can impact your organization negatively for years to come. So why go it alone? At LLF, we have highly credentialed HR staff and legal experts with decades of experience to help you plan and implement your response to the pandemic.


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