As the world begins to reemerge into a new post-pandemic reality, businesses and organizations everywhere are confronting a myriad of challenges and options. Employers are seeking best practices on reopening while keeping their workers safe. Some companies need help in restructuring or finding funds to recover and grow; others face new waves of litigation. Morgan Lewis has the resources to help navigate these and other important legal considerations in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Employers must weigh how best to cope with a vast array of issues, including restarting or expanding operations, reintegrating remote-working or furloughed employees, implementing new state and local orders, and protecting the safety of employees and customers. Employers who proactively plan for these challenges will be best positioned to adapt.
As government orders enforcing stay-at-home measures have forced many businesses to shutter indefinitely, companies are looking to maximize their insurance recovery for business interruption or event cancellation, and, in some instances, explore bankruptcy relief.
Governments around the world are issuing stimulus packages to bolster industries, protect small businesses, and jumpstart a stalled economy. With the speed these packages are being rolled out, companies large and small must be thoughtful of how they source and deploy that money.
The COVID-19 crisis damaged the lives and livelihood of companies and individuals around the globe, which may trigger an onslaught of litigation, agency enforcement actions, and fraudulent activity. Here we detail some of the risks and responses.