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COVID-19 and difficult decisions for employers: Employment challenges in 2020

Author(s): Steven Dickie, Kelly O’Ferrall

Dec 8, 2020

The year 2020 has been momentous for employment law. Human resources professionals, legal counsel and others have been forced to deal with constantly shifting rules and evolving legal risks. These changes have arisen not only from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, but also from key case law developments that could profoundly affect the interpretation and enforceability of employment contracts, arbitration clauses and compensation plans. 

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