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Businesses That Mandate Masks For Employees And Customers Need To Consider ADA Issues
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June 6, 2020 via ConvergeBlog

As more businesses begin to reopen, businesses face many difficult questions about requiring employees and customers to wear protective face coverings? However, businesses should not forget that, despite the onset of COVID-19 and drastic measures taken by local, state, and federal governments, the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) still apply to employers and places of public accommodation. What do you need to know about this issue to avoid legal liability?

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June 5, 2020 via Hotel Business
According to one study, 89% of workers in the hospitality industry experienced one or more incidents of sexual harassment in their working life. A similar study in Chicago found "58% of hotel workers and 77% of casino workers surveyed had been sexually harassed by a guest."
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May 28, 2020 via ConvergeBlog

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Key Employment Considerations When Resuming or Increasing Business Operations
May 19, 2020 via ConvergeBlog

Many states are beginning to re-open their economies, and employers are resuming or increasing business operations in some fashion. As employers make this transition, there are several key employment considerations that employers should pay close attention to. Below is an overview of some of the topics employers should carefully analyze when reopening or increasing business operations.
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