Legal Analysis

Employment Issues Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Comparative Law Review

April 6, 2020

Authors: Yoora Pak, David M. Holmes, Steven J. Joffe, Dean A. Rocco, Ricki E. Roer, Linda P. Wills

Wilson Elser has compiled information on the state laws in all 50 states and the District of Columbia with respect to certain key issues that employers must or may need to address in terminating or reducing their workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of the specific areas we address by state include: 

  • The COVID-19 Response
  • Terminations versus Furloughs
  • Unemployment Benefits
  • State Mini-COBRA
  • State Mini-WARN Acts
  • Wage Theft Issues
  • Exemption Status
  • Work Sharing Programs
  • Sick Leave Requirements.

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