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Client Alert: Labor & Employment Litigation Risks Lurk Within Pandemic Chaos

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As employers enter the fourth quarter in this most unusual year, litigation risks stemming from the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic are increasing. For banking and financial services businesses, which were designated part of the country’s “critical infrastructure” by the federal Cybersecurity & Critical Infrastructure Security Agency (“CISA”) and thus permitted to continue in-person operations throughout the pandemic, these risks are heightened. The potential lawsuits fall into a handful of categories:

For a more detailed look at practical considerations in each of these areas, visit: https://www.bfkn.com/in-depth-covid-19-labor-employment-litigation-risks

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With an undetermined timeline for a vaccine, it is safe to say that the workplace impacts of COVID-19 will persist through the fourth quarter and into 2021. And with them, the labor and employment litigation risks will multiply. The recent addition of Allison N. Powers to the partnership has expanded the Firm's labor and employment litigation and counseling offerings and its abilities to advise clients on existing and unique global workplace issues that have emerged in the COVID-19 pandemic. Please contact us for industry-focused guidance on best practices and litigation defense.

COVID-19 Resources

We recommend reviewing the following pandemic-related business and legal considerations we have been discussing with our clients:

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