The DOL Updates Its Model Notice of Employee Rights Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

The United States Department of Labor updated its “model” notice of employees’ rights pursuant to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA” or “Act”). This updated model notice must be posted or distributed to employees electronically in time for the FFCRA’s effective … Continue reading

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OSHA Recordable and Reportable COVID-19 Illnesses

OSHA recently provided a reminder (through its website) to employers on recording of workplace exposures associated with COVID-19 (https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19/standards.html). The current pandemic does not alter the rules regarding recording contagious diseases. Click here for more information.

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COVID-19 & OSHA: Taking the Body Temperatures of Employees

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) recently issued guidance giving employers the green light to take employees’ body temperatures in an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. Should an employer decide to implement such measures, there are possible … Continue reading

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Does the Federal WARN Act Apply to Me?

Employers considering reducing their workforce, months-long furloughs or reducing employee work hours during this trying time should consider the federal WARN Act (Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act) before going too far down that path. A number of states and … Continue reading

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Form I-9 and COVID-19: Flexibility in Compliance Requirements

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced today changes to the Form I-9 process due to COVID-19. For more information, click here.

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Summary of the Employment Provisions of the New Law

On March 18, President Donald Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA” or the “Act”), taking a major step to provide paid leave to workers affected by COVID-19 and blunt the effects of the virus on the U.S. … Continue reading

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Emergency Efforts to Mitigate COVID-19: Legislation Extending Unemployment and Disability Insurance Benefits to Employees and Its Impact on Employers

COVID-19 has already caused major disruptions in United States labor markets and its impact is expected to last for months. Federal and state governments are introducing and passing various forms of emergency legislation targeted at providing income support to workers, including … Continue reading

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Furloughs, Reductions in Force, and Alternatives to Consider

The unprecedented steps our society is taking to prevent the spread of COVID-19 will unfortunately take its toll on some employers, their employees and families. With public health authorities in California issuing shelter-in-place orders and the prospect of significant relief … Continue reading

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Paid Sick Time Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Early on March 14, 2020, the U.S. House of Representatives passed House Bill 6201, titled the “Families First Coronavirus Response Act.”  The bill is expected to be voted on by the U.S. Senate early this week. If passed by the … Continue reading

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COVID-19: Dramatic Proposed Changes to the FMLA

The Senate is expected to vote on an emergency bill early this week that will, among other things, dramatically expand the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) both in terms of coverage and mandating paid leave. Late last week the House of … Continue reading

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