Shelter-in-place orders amid the COVID-19 outbreak, as well as related emergency legislation, are causing a wide variety of workplace challenges. Employers and employees are having to deal with remote work, layoffs, closings, leaves of absence and more. The U.S. government is trying to help small and mid-sized businesses stay afloat with the Paycheck Protection Program. While companies and law firms scramble to apply and then comply, here are some employment implications to consider, from the perspective of a lawyer who represents employees and a lawyer who represents employers.

You need to maintain your workforce, not necessarily the same people.

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