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Bringing back your workers? Prepare for gumbo of rules and regs – Mississippi Business Journal

Butler Snow attorney Timothy M. Threadgill was recently mentioned and quoted in an article by the Mississippi Business Journal about the new federal, state and local laws, regulations and guidelines businesses that bring back or hire new workers may face.

The following is an excerpt from the article:

A Mississippi business owner who brings back or hires new workers amid the coronavirus pandemic must sort through a mish-mash of federal, state and local laws, regulations and guidelines.

But the strictures can be a business owner’s life preserver both commercially and legally. Or they can be the very thing that sinks the enterprise, say lawyers who specialize in employment law and business liability litigation.

“Check the guidance because it is ever-changing,” advised Tim Threadgill, a veteran Butler Snow commercial law attorney whose work includes employment litigation.

Alas, the penalty for the unaware could be a negligence claim, Threadgill said.

An up-to-date protocol faithfully followed may come as close to a safe harbor as a business can get, Threadgill said.

To read the article in its entirety, click here.