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Louisiana and New Orleans Offer New Guidance on Reopening

Both the state of Louisiana and the city of New Orleans have provided additional information for businesses planning to reopen or expand operations once the current stay-at-home orders are lifted or modified. The state of Louisiana has launched a new Open Safely online platform, where businesses can register to receive up-to-the-minute information on what phase of the state’s reopening plan their businesses are considered to be in, what phase the state is in as Louisiana moves through phases of reopening, and what social distancing and sanitation guidelines apply to their specific operation in each phase.

The city of New Orleans also is providing businesses with insight as to what a reopening plan may look like once the current stay-at-home order is eased. The city has published on its website a new page with information that addresses areas that businesses will need to consider, including reducing capacity, ensuring social distancing of employees and customers, protecting workers, and increasing sanitation. This information is available on the Safe Reopening — NOLA Ready webpage.

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Christopher S. Mann Labor and Employment Lawyer Jones Walker Law Firm

Chris Mann is a partner in the Labor and Employment Practice Group. He focuses on defending employers in litigation.

Chris primarily represents and advises clients in employment-related disputes, including the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Title VII, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and state law counterparts.

Chris also concentrates on defending workers' compensation and related retaliation claims, as well as on advising clients on the handling of such matters. In addition, he routinely consults and advises management and...

Mary Margaret Spell, Employment lawyer, Jones Walker

Maggie focuses her practice on cases brought under federal, state, and local employment laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. She regularly offers wage and hour compliance advice and has represented employers in numerous Fair Labor Standards Act collective actions and state-law wage and hour class actions.

Maggie’s litigation experience also includes defending employers in breach of contract and employment-related tort claims. She regularly defends employers and management before state and federal courts throughout the country at the trial and appellate levels, as well as before administrative bodies such as the U.S. Department of Labor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and similar state agencies.