Testing Positive: How Furloughed Employees can Capitalize on Suspended Employment During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Written By: Michelle Fleenor
Member, American Journal of Trial Advocacy

          The word “furlough” and its heavy implications have proven a harsh reality for many employees during the 2020 year.  Particularly, the introduction of COVID-19 into the American workforce was expected to and has caused a significant downturn in business.[i] Due to the pandemic, companies across the country have responded with crisis management tactics, many of which have affected the normal day-to-day employment practices.[ii]  One of these tactics in particular is the “furlough.”[iii] Continue reading “Testing Positive: How Furloughed Employees can Capitalize on Suspended Employment During the COVID-19 Pandemic”

MITIGATING RISK IN LIGHT OF COVID-RELATED LITIGATION

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Written By: Mitchell J. Surface
Online Editor, American Journal of Trial Advocacy

          The COVID-19 crisis has drastically impacted businesses around the world. More specifically, it has severely impacted the compliance officers of healthcare organizations at all levels. In addition, the disrupted economy and sudden change in the “standard of care” has also critically affected employees. Not surprising then, whistleblower (“qui tam) actions and employment related litigation is on the rise, with June recording a 43% explosion of workplace claims.[i] Continue reading “MITIGATING RISK IN LIGHT OF COVID-RELATED LITIGATION”

Covid-19 Liability: Questions Surrounding Lawsuits for Negligent Conduct in Spreading the Coronavirus

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Written By: Rachel Leigh
Member, American Journal of Trial Advocacy

          The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”) has taken a remarkable toll on the lives of individuals across the world.  The worldwide death toll has reached over roughly 766,080 individuals, and in the United States over 169,481 individuals have lost their lives due to the virus.[1]   Continue reading “Covid-19 Liability: Questions Surrounding Lawsuits for Negligent Conduct in Spreading the Coronavirus”