COVID-19

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What Should Employers Do If an Employee Cannot Wear a Mask at Work?

Although opinions regarding masks and face coverings vary widely, guidance from health experts, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), states wearing masks or face coverings helps prevent the spread of COVID-19. Many state and local public health officials – including those in Washington, Oregon, and certain counties… 

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Strategies to Attract & Retain Employees During and After COVID-19

Your organization is most likely experiencing some level of economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. Across the Pacific Northwest, we see companies struggling to keep up and stretching themselves in ways they have never experienced before or anticipated a few months ago. Including those that had to close earlier in… 

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Workplace Harassment and Investigations in the Virtual Environment

Employers can be liable for harassing conduct even if it occurs outside the physical workplace. It can happen digitally in social media posts, or even in the perceived safety of an employee’s home. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, employees who still have jobs may be worried about job security and be… 

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Managing Face Covering Requirements and Overheating

Employers have had to scramble to comply with several new federal, state, and local health directives intended to help combat the spread of COVID-19. In Washington and Oregon, employers must implement and enforce a variety of new rules such as enforcing six-foot physical distance between employees or customers when feasible,… 

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Fostering a Healthy Culture in the Post-Pandemic Workplace

The post-pandemic workplace is going to look, feel, behave, and operate differently than before, and many of these changes may be permanent. It is more important than ever for leadership teams around the world to invest real time, energy, and commitment to their work environments, and in particular, their employees,…