Law Firms Help Businesses Navigate Return to Office

June 21, 2021Media Mention
Los Angeles Business Journal

Employment Partner, Karina Sterman, provided commentary to Los Angeles Business Journal regarding the uncertainty around re-opening guidelines. The changes in guidelines have led to employment attorneys being busier than ever as they continue to provide pandemic-related advice. The increase in work is related to the ever-changing guidelines that have been provided by Cal/OSHA. 


“Within the last month, it’s been constant fires to put out,” said Karina Sterman, a partner at Century City-based Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger. “Everybody was anticipating so much, and we’ve got so many moving parts.”

So much uncertainty surrounds reopening guidelines that, Sterman said, it’s “literally a daily change in advice. [...] There’s just a lack of predictability,” she added.

“It’s incredibly frustrating not to get timely guidance,” Sterman said. “We’re just trying to hold back all these conflicting and competing messages and trying to remind all our clients who are employers to just be patient.”

“I don’t know how employers are supposed to scale up, scale down, figure out where to spend money, how to get ready, how to figure out how to navigate people’s expectations,” Sterman said. “I just feel bad.”

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