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 →
Breaking News: DOL Issues Preliminary Q&A and Paid Emergency Sick Leave Notice
DOL ISSUES PRELIMINARY Q&A AND PAID EMERGENCY SICK LEAVE NOTICE The U.S. Department of Labor has published the required employer posters to inform employees of the emergency paid sick leave act and the FMLA expansion. For more information and links to the DOL’s website, read our news alert.
Breaking News: Q&A Regarding COVID-19 Employment Requirements
Q&A REGARDING COVID-19 EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS We have put together a questions and answers sheet based on inquiries submitted to us about the new COVID-19 passed by the federal government. Download our Q & A sheet here.
Breaking News: Families First Coronavirus Response Act Signed Into Law
FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT SIGNED INTO LAW President Donald J. Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) into law in the late afternoon of March 18, 2020. The Act differs significantly from the original bill passed by the House in the early morning hours of Saturday March… Read More →
February Employment Law Bulletin
EEOC Charges Reach Record Low According to information recently released by the EEOC, a total of 72,675 charges were filed during Fiscal Year 2019 (ending September 30). This is the fewest ever since the EEOC began releasing charge statistics in 1997. Nine years ago, the highest number of charges… Read More →