The reopening of America’s workplaces is creating a variety of challenges for employees and employers alike. In some cases, employers attempting to resume operations are hampered, and in some instances unable to do so due to laid off employees’ reluctance or refusal to return to work. Many are receiving more in unemployment benefits as the […]

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The American Association of Meat Processor’s (AAMP) Board of Directors announced today that they are canceling the 2020 American Convention of Meat Processors and Suppliers’ Exhibition scheduled for July 30 – August 1 in Des Moines, Iowa. The convention has been canceled due to public health concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic. “As the COVID-19 pandemic […]

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Continued Layoffs Over the past eight weeks or so we have seen millions of employees furloughed or laid off as the COVID-19 pandemic spread across our country. Job losses occurred in almost all industries, including employers big and small. The hospitality industry had 83% of employers conducting layoffs and 63% conducting furloughs. Furloughed employees with […]

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OSHA has recently revised its recordkeeping requirements to make Coronavirus a recordable illness. Employers with more than 10 employees are responsible for recording in their illness and injury logs cases of the Coronavirus if: It is medically confirmed as a coronavirus illness. It is work-related (i.e. work environment either caused as contributed to the resulting […]

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