Tag Archives: COVID-19

Employer Not Liable for Spouse’s COVID-19 Infection, California Court Rules

One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. courts are wrestling with a growing number of new legal theories related to COVID-19.  Not surprisingly, California – the most populous state with some of the most employee friendly laws and courts – leads the way with the most COVID-19 employment lawsuits filed. See Jackson Lewis COVID-19 Employment … Continue Reading

“The Impact of COVID-19 on Employment Claims and Litigation,” authored by Martin Aron in Claims Magazine, January/February 2021

Jackson Lewis’ Martin Aron has co-authored, “The Impact of COVID-19 on Employment Claims and Litigation,” published by Claims Magazine, Jan./Feb. 2021 issue.  The article focuses on (1) the variety of pandemic-related claims and litigation that have emerged during the COVID-19 pandemic; (2) the role human resources professionals, in-house counsel, and insurance claims professionals can play … Continue Reading

Employment Law Developments to Monitor in 2021: COVID-19-Related Employment Litigation and Trends

As 2021 begins, Jackson Lewis continues to work with employers to help them understand, prepare for, and handle the impact of COVID-19 on the workplace.  In addition to advising and counseling clients, Jackson Lewis attorneys are handling COVID-19-related litigation matters nationwide, and are tracking COVID-19 employment litigation trends with Jackson Lewis’ interactive COVID-19 Employment LitWatch. … Continue Reading

Litigator’s Guide to Navigating Virtual Court Proceedings

With the “new norm” losing some of its “newness” as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, virtual court proceedings are becoming widespread across federal and state courts. Here are some important areas to consider before and during remote court proceedings. Test Your Technology At this point, many people have participated in a conference call in which one … Continue Reading

Federal Courts Issue Guidance for Jury Trials During COVID-19: What Litigators Need to Know

The U.S. Courts’ COVID-19 Judicial Task Force has released guidance on conducting jury trials and convening grand juries during the pandemic. The task force’s guidance, released on June 4, 2020, makes clear that each tribunal will ultimately set its own rules for jury trials after considering things like location, budget, and physical facilities. Highlights from … Continue Reading

Zooming In on Remote Depositions during COVID-19 Pandemic

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, fully remote depositions have become necessary and employment lawyers are quickly adjusting. Below are some areas to consider when taking a remote deposition. Technology Court reporting services use various audio-video technologies, including Zoom, Cisco Webex, and other platforms, to connect participants in a remote deposition. Being comfortable on … Continue Reading
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