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Clark Hill attorneys Sam Saarsteiner and Vincent Sallan featured in The Economist

March 24, 2020

Clark Hill attorneys Sam Saarsteiner and Vincent Sallan were recently featured in The Economist’s The War on Talent, “How to avoid legal problems around covid-19.” The article discusses how all businesses face the challenge of balance between employee safety and keeping business running. Saarsteiner and Sallan provide three key tips on how to handle this challenge: assess legal obligations; appoint a central point person; and consider consequences beyond legal obligations.

“If an employee, for example, says she does not feel comfortable coming to work because she is afraid of getting infected or infecting others, employers are not necessarily legally bound to oblige her request,” Saarsteiner said.

To read the full article, please click here.

Saarsteiner is a Partner in Clark Hill’s Litigation, Cybersecurity, Data Protection & Privacy, and Labor & Employment groups, based in the firm’s Dublin office. He helps clients dealing with matters of professional negligence, corporate disputes (internal and intra-company), examinerships and general litigation work. He also works with Clark Hill’s cybersecurity and data privacy team advising transatlantic and domestic clients on data privacy/GDPR matters.

Sallan is an Associate in Clark Hill’s Labor & Employment group, based in the firm’s Detroit office. He focuses his practice on employment counseling and litigation, and commercial litigation. He regularly advises and counsels employers on an array of pre-litigation employment issues, including drafting and revising handbooks and policies in addition to employment and non-compete agreements, consulting on terminations and separations, conducting internal investigations, and ensuring employers are in compliance with state and Federal employment statutes. 

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