In this episode of Retail Right Now, Total Retail's Ashley Chiaradio and Kristina Stidham discuss an article recently published on Total Retail titled, “The Wave of COVID-19-Related Litigation for Retailers is Looking Like a Tsunami,” authored by Carrie Gonell and Kate McGuigan, partners at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. The authors discuss how retailers can stem the tide of COVID-19-related wage and hour lawsuits that many retailers are now facing from employees, as well as regulatory claims.
The authors mention that underprepared retailers will be easy litigation targets, especially if they don't keep comprehensive records, and therefore can’t prove what efforts they actually took. Retailers showing good faith in attempting compliance, and documenting all their efforts to do so, will stand in much better stead when a lawsuit comes their way. To read the full article by Gonell and McGuigan on COVID-19-related litigation for retailers, click here.