The COVID-19 pandemic has had a dramatic impact on the management of organizations, including throwing managers at all levels into an “all-hands-on-deck” reactive mode. In large measure, the immediate focus of management-level employees has been on business continuity, particularly moving the organization to a work from home workforce, workforce management including reductions in force by
Alyssa M. Toft is a Principal in the Minneapolis, Minnesota office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She defends employers in single and multi-plaintiff actions in state and federal court, including cases involving claims of discrimination, retaliation, harassment, whistleblowing, hostile work environment, defamation, and drug testing violations.
Ms. Toft also represents clients in non-competition, non-solicitation, and trade secrets lawsuits. She litigates cases at the appellate level and has served as an adjunct professor for an appellate legal writing course at the University of St. Thomas School of Law. In addition to her litigation practice, Ms. Toft regularly advises clients on a wide range of employment and compliance issues.
During law school, Ms. Toft served as an intern in the Minnesota Governor’s Office. Following law school, Ms. Toft clerked for Justice Christopher J. Dietzen at the Minnesota Court of Appeals. Ms. Toft also served one year as an AmeriCorps volunteer at the Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services (CASES), a nonprofit in New York City, where she provided policy and strategic planning guidance.
As previously reported, the SEC is actively responding to the new wave of issues presented by the coronavirus (COVID-19). However, as early as January 30, 2020, SEC Chairman Jay Clayton issued a statement identifying coronavirus as a potential concern.
Chairman Clayton’s statement advised that he had instructed the staff to monitor and provide guidance…