As leaders of a new company in the Alternative Legal Service Provider (“ALSP”) space, the news of a possible pandemic weighs heavily on our hearts and minds. Each day brings more news of cases of people contracting the COVID-19 virus, which is spreading at a rapid rate. The constant news flow has raised questions about business travel, meetings, interviews for new talent, and employees working from home, among other considerations.
Legal Innovators is a start-up company, so we are running hard adding new clients, raising capital and adding new talent to our business. We cannot afford a significant business interruption. However, what is of greater concern to us is the health of our team (both existing and future members), our clients, and the general public.
We thought in this moment, we would lead from the heart and head, listen to the medical professionals, and be as innovative as possible to run our business while protecting our teammates.
Toward that end, here are several legal considerations and practical tips for employers trying to develop a response to the COVID-19 pandemic.