Proclamation Suspending Entry of Immigrants

President Trump late yesterday signed a Proclamation Suspending Entry of Immigrants Who Present Risk to the U.S. Labor Market During the Economic Recovery Following the COVID-19 Outbreak. For more information, click here.

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A Roadmap to Reopening or Resuming Business in the Midst of a Pandemic

As businesses begin to contemplate reopening, what will be the expected norms for employees, vendors, customers, and visitors? Click here for more information.

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Two Leave-Sharing Program Options for Employers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As employers cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, they may consider leave-sharing programs as a method to permit employees to donate paid leave to their coworkers. Click here for more information from our Employee Benefits group.

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Not All Face Masks Are Created Equal: What Employers Should Know Before Distributing Dust Masks or Respirators in the Workplace

Employers considering whether to distribute any type of face mask in the workplace should know the potential occupational safety and health implications. OSHA’s respiratory protection standard, 29 C.F.R. § 1910.134, governs employee use of dust masks and respirators. An employer’s obligations … Continue reading

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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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