How Hospitality Employers Should Navigate Workplace Law Questions Amid COVID-19
Among the many challenges companies have to navigate during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, employers and employees are dealing with changing labor laws at the state and national level. Hotel News Now reached out to Andria Ryan, co-chair of Fisher Phillips’ Hospitality Industry Team, for insight into how hospitality employers are managing issues related to furloughs and layoffs, sick and family leave, and communicating important information to large workforces.
When asked about furloughs, Andria says, “What’s important for hoteliers to know is that one of the major changes many states are making—not all, but many—is for partial unemployment claims,” she said. “They’re either allowing them when they never had before, or they’re changing some of the rules on how to apply for them.”
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