March 17, 2020
Dear Clients and Colleagues,
In light of the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, many firm clients have questions about the myriad of employment laws and decisions implicated by these unprecedented circumstances. CowanPerry PC wants you to know that our attorneys and staff remain available to assist you with your legal needs, including those related to COVID-19. Please feel free to reach out to us regarding updating your policies and safety practices to meet the needs of your customers and employees, as well as your legal obligations.
Our firm utilizes cloud-based case and document management systems with secure remote access that allows all firm employees to remain responsive to your needs during these difficult times; and that allows our employees to practice social distancing, tele-work, and self-quarantine measures should that be necessary, without impact to meeting your legal needs in a timely and efficient manner. We will continue to meet with our clients utilizing video-conferencing, phone calls, and in-person when necessary (with appropriate safety and health precautions as recommended by governmental agencies and scientific authorities).
With regard to the COVID-19 situation, the following resources may be of assistance to you:
- If you have not already, please review the CDC’s webpage for guidance on how to mitigate your risk of infection and transmission: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention-treatment.html.
- Regarding workplace preparedness, the Society for Human Resources Management website has excellent resources for addressing human resource and workforce questions: https://www.shrm.org. SHRM Resources are available to active SHRM Members.
- Similarly, the Department of Labor has posted guidance for addressing workplace concerns: https://www.dol.gov/coronavirus.
- Finally, because company readiness and responses often may require tailoring to specific workplaces and industries, please do not hesitate to contact us directly for assistance.
Please stay safe and take care during this challenging time. We stand ready to assist you in navigating these challenges; and protecting your business and its most valuable asset, its employees.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact one of our Labor & Employment attorneys, Jim Cowan at firstname.lastname@example.org / 540.443.2860 or Eric Chapman at email@example.com / 540.443.3861 and they will be glad to assist you.