Spencer Fane attorney Elizabeth Wente was recently interviewed for an article in the Springfield Business Journal explaining the process for restaurant staff to return to work.
Titled “Back to work? Restaurateurs say staff eager to return despite unemployment offerings,” the article outlined the hurdles for restaurants as they reopen after COVID-19 and the impact it has on keeping and maintaining their staff.
Elizabeth discusses how the shared work program provides some restaurants with an alternative to layoffs. “It’s a really good option for employers who have work but don’t have enough work to keep people busy full time,” Elizabeth explained. “Instead of eliminating jobs entirely, they can spread the work out.”
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