Network dead after resume from standby

Currently when this Leap 15.2 KDE machine resumes from standby, the wired ethernet connection is dead. Clicking the NetworkManager icon in the panel opens a small window with no connections shown. In that state I get

howard@HP-oS15KDE:~> sudo lshw -C network
[sudo] password for root: 
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
       vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:04:00.0
       logical name: eth0
       version: 0c
       serial: 1c:1b:0d:ab:25:f5
       capacity: 1Gbit/s
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix vpd bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=off broadcast=yes driver=r8168 driverversion=8.048.03-NAPI latency=0 link=no multicast=yes port=twisted pair
       resources: irq:29 ioport:de00(size=256) memory:fdcff000-fdcfffff memory:fdbfc000-fdbfffff

after doing

sudo modprobe -r r8168
sudo modprobe r8168

NetworkManager quickly connects. Then I see

howard@HP-oS15KDE:~> sudo lshw -C network
       configuration: autonegotiation=off broadcast=yes driver=r8168 driverversion=8.048.03-NAPI duplex=full ip= latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=1Gbit/s

(That line is the only one that differed.)

I believe this behavior started with a driver update installed 28August2020. It seems like an issue many people had with the r8169 driver a year or two ago, leading to r8169’s current blacklisting.

Is anyone else having this issue with the latest r8168?