LMVT’s Headlines: COVID and School? Free Speech, EEOC Update and More!
LMVT’s Headlines July 30, 2020 BACK TO SCHOOL (SORT OF?) As local school districts evaluate whether and in what format to open schools this fall, parents and parents’ employers ponder how to juggle childcare demands and work. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) created leave options for employees needed… Read More →
DOL Revises FFCRA Leave Rule: Few Answers, More Questions…
DOL ISSUES REVISED FFCRA LEAVE RULE In early August, a federal judge in New York struck down several significant aspects of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) temporary rules under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. On Friday, the DOL issued revised rules to address the concerns raised by the court. The… Read More →
LMVT’S Headlines: Politics in the Workplace, Timekeeping for Telework, Employer Liable for COVID Transmission?
LMVT’s Headlines August 27, 2020 POLITICS IN THE WORKPLACE: PRODUCTIVITY OR POLARIZATION? In what appears to be our never-ending political season, employers should prepare for employee discussions during worktime related to political matters. It really is hard to get away from it as virtually every news item features something that… Read More →
June Employment Law Bulletin
Race and the Workplace Black Lives Matter was formed in 2013 after George Zimmerman was acquitted in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. The killing of George Floyd and others has resulted in Black Lives Matter becoming much greater than the issue of law enforcement and race – it’s… Read More →
A Guide to Reopening
A GUIDE TO REOPENING As states lift or relax stay-at-home orders, many employers are beginning to plan the reopening of their physical workplaces. Employers should consider safety measures, recall practices, and other unique COVID-19 issues as they reopen. Read our news alert here.
COVID-19 FAQs: Return to Work, Travel, Testing, PTO and Work from Home Issues
COVID-19 FAQS: RETURN TO WORK, TRAVEL, TESTING, PTO AND WORK FROM HOME ISSUES As the COVID-19 pandemic wears on, many employers are handling the challenges ofnew workspaces, responding to novel employee work restriction requests, and navigating hurriedly packaged work legislation and regulations. The following FAQs range from questions arising when… Read More →
Breaking News: DOL Contradicts Itself on Use of Employer-Provided Leave
DOL CONTRADICTS ITSELF ON USE OF EMPLOYER-PROVIDED LEAVE On April 7th, we reported to you that the Department of Labor issued new Q&As, two of which (Nos. 31 & 33) state that employers may require employees on Emergency FMLA to use employer-provided leave (e.g. PTO, vacation) concurrently with Emergency FMLA… Read More →
Breaking News: DOL Working Overtime on COVID-19 Leave Guidance
DOL WORKING OVERTIME ON COVID-19 LEAVE GUIDANCE On April 3rd, the Department of Labor published 20 new Q&As on Emergency FMLA Leave and Emergency Paid Sick Leave. On April 5th, they issued their “final” Temporary Rule, and on April 6th, they issued revised Q&As. Fortunately, most of the new guidance… Read More →
Breaking News: IRS and DOL Issue Additional Guidance on Emergency Leave
IRS AND DOL ISSUE ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE ON EMERGENCY LEAVE The IRS and the Department of Labor both provided additional guidance on the application of the new emergency leave laws. The IRS significantly limited the circumstances in which childcare leave can be taken and explained what documentation will be required to substantiate… Read More →
Breaking News: DOL Issues Guidance on Who is a Health Care Provider, Small Employer Exception & More
DOL ISSUES GUIDANCE ON WHO IS A HEALTH CARE PROVIDER, THE SMALL EMPLOYER EXCEPTION AND MORE Over the weekend, the Department of Labor issued updated Q&As for the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Act and Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act. Among the 20 new Q&As, several offer important guidance. The substantive additions… Read More →