Journal of Regulatory Compliance Call for Papers: Spring 2021 Issue – Employment Issues in the Time of COVID-19

As the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, the legal community has ramped up efforts to identify challenges and manage risks. In recognition of the employment implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Journal of Regulatory Compliance invites original submissions for publication in our Spring 2021 issue.

The official Journal of Regulatory Compliance is a bi-annual digital publication exploring broad themes and challenges facing regulatory compliance from a wide-range of perspectives. The journal seeks to advance the academic dialogue on managing regulatory risk in a commercial enterprise, the experience of the regulated actor, and analysis of regulations in the context of organized efforts to comply with the law.


The Spring 2021 edition is seeking articles about developments in the regulatory landscape during the COVID-19 Pandemic. We seek manuscripts of broad interest covering policy, regulation, and risk management. These topic areas may include but are not limited to:

  • Workplace Safety
    • OSHA guidance and compliance
    • State and local orders and guidance
  • New Employers’ Obligations
    • Families First Coronavirus Response Act
    • Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act
    • Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act
    • CARES Act
  • Remote Workforce Issues
    • Department of Labor guidance for remote work compliance
    • Accommodating high-risk workers
    • Remote workers’ expense reimbursement, wages and hours, and tax issues
    • Reductions in force, furloughs, and other cost-saving measures
    • Unemployment insurance flexibilities

Submission Guideline: For interested participants, please send a 400 – 500 word abstract via email to with the subject line JRC Spring 2021 Submission. The deadline for abstract submission is Monday, December 28, 2021. JRC will notify those who submit abstracts whether their proposal has been accepted for publication within two weeks of receipt of submission. The full article will run 7,000 – 10,000 words. The deadline for article submission is Monday, February 1, 2021. We welcome submissions from professional disciplines other than law and encourage submissions from authors whose voices are traditionally underrepresented in legal scholarship.

Questions: Please email any questions to Publication Editor Yunge Li at