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Coronavirus Casts a Spotlight on Risks Facing Food Workers, Employers

Bob Nichols, a partner with Bracewell LLP whose firm advises major food and beverage companies, was among those interviewed by Food Dive who said he expects financial incentives to continue as companies “are going to be desperate to keep experienced people working” and ensure that consumers have their products available in stores and online to purchase.

“People in the food industry are going to be working harder than ever and under really different circumstances,” Nichols said.

Business can’t afford to be spending the time or money hiring and training workers in the middle of the pandemic, he said. It’s a better move for companies to spend money now to help employees concerned with the extra health risks they are encountering on the job or the extra responsibilities, such as childcare or medical, they are dealing with at home.

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