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Lawyers and their clients worldwide are responding to the coronavirus outbreak that, since December, has killed more than 67,760 people and infected more than 1.21 million. Law.com’s reporters around the world are covering the virus’ impact on law firm operations, client business, law schools, and lawyer and staffer safety. Here’s a collection of our coverage, which we’re continuously updating.
The COVID-19 Coronavirus Threat: How Can US In-House Counsel Respond?
The novel coronavirus that apparently originated in China has appeared in the United States, as public health officials said they expected. So what are the steps that U.S. employers and their in-house counsel should be taking now to prepare to minimize legal or financial exposure here?
Note: This article was published on March 3, 2020. Guidance from government public health and safety authorities including the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration, as well as from state government health departments, has been updated since then. Please refer to their websites for the latest guidance.
In-house counsel and their employers should prepare now for potential workplace disruptions in the United States from COVID-19, the novel coronavirus that was first reported in China, employment lawyers and a corporate counsel said.
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