Your Employees are on Strike! – No, Not Union Employees and Not a Union Strike

By Kristen L. Brightmire

These are interesting times in which we are living to be sure. Political activism is seeing an uptick.  On Friday, February 17, we saw the General Strike which was designed to be a nationwide protest against President Trump.  Also touted as a Day without Immigrants, it was a call for persons to stop working and instead join a demonstration or participate in a service project.  Another similar strike is gearing up for Wednesday, March 8.

There were other stories about how employers and employees handled these issues, and we were called upon to advise clients as well. Without commenting on any specific situations for obvious reasons, it is important to talk about this issue.

You should expect it will come up again, perhaps as soon as March 8. Before then, you should think through some of these issues and how you will respond.

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