The world is upside down right now because of this novel coronavirus outbreak and this is not a joke. It is a pandemic that is affecting anything and everyone and businesses are shattering all across the world. Every law firm is affected and the most important thing to note is that you still have a role to play. The impact is very huge but you still need to know how to manage the law firm at the same time how to help your client to go on. You can read more below in different ways you are able to respond even in the midst of this virus.
One thing that is for sure is that you have to help the employers to deal with the changes that are happening. Bringing every worker together is nearly impossible and this is one of the challenges that every lawyer is dealing with. There are really decisions to make and that is why providing legal guidance is important. You also have to guide them on how to deal with ill employees. You definitely have to provide legal guidance on how to comply with CDC regulations. There are very many laws that can be broken without the knowledge of the employer especially because they are under pressure, including the state laws regarding paid sick leaves. This is why you might also want to call them in complying with the federal family and medical leave act.
Also, there are very many changes happening when it comes to the workplace routines and the need to know how to maneuver through it. Everyone has to work from home if possible, but workplaces can remain open for some of the businesses. For the businesses that remain open, there are important steps they have to take for proper sanitation and social distancing and you have to have them comply. The employee still requires a lot of help during such times and you have to guide the employer on what they need to do. As a law firm, your work is also to protect the employees from any abuse from the employers during such times. You can also learn more about what you need to do as an attorney for healthcare employees.
As a law firm, you are also affected by this situation and you have to learn how to deal with yourself. This is why you might want to think about cloud-based technologies and how they can, in fact, your law firm. You also have to prepare for potentially troubled waters ahead because of recession. By any means, be sure that you are active and still safe.