What Employers Should know About COVID-19 Immunization Mandates and Challenges, and How to Navigate Employee Requests Regarding Vaccination COVID-19 has become an ongoing challenge for employers seeking to manage a productive workforce while setting policies that keep workers safe. The availability of effective vaccines in the US provided some relief and protection for employees’ health … Continued
Jurisdiction Agency Guidance Federal EEOC Guidance What You Should Know About the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act and the Coronavirus Federal EEOC Guidance Pandemic Preparedness in the Workplace and the Americans with Disabilities Act Federal DOL Guidance COVID-19 or Other Public Health Emergencies and the Family and Medical Leave Act Questions and Answers California Labor Commissioner’s … Continued
As employers plan to move employees back into the workplace, what are the various considerations employers must keep in mind when reopening their physical work locations?
Your top 10 questions answered about the Federal Legislation (FFCRA, Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act and Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act) and updates to state legislation.
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires certain employers to provide paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave to employees due to COVID-19. What should employers know?
A Personal Story During the fall of 1999, I often found myself wide awake in the middle of the night. Try as I might, I could not get to sleep. My husband couldn’t understand what was wrong with me. Why was I crying so much? Why wasn’t I interested in the things that used to … Continued
When the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York invalidated several provisions of the Department of Labor’s (“DOL’s”) FFCRA regulations last month, many employers were left wondering whether to change their policies in response to the decision. Meanwhile, the legal community debated the geographical scope of the ruling’s impact and wondered how … Continued
New DOL Guidance for FFCRA Leaves On Re-Opening Schools With schools reopening across the country, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued three new FAQs that clarify certain school closure scenarios under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The new FAQs, numbered 98-100, specifically limit FFCRA benefits to those instances when a child’s … Continued
COVID-19 has taken us all on a crash course in infection control and personal planning considerations that range from learning how to thrive amidst an invisible threat to practicing greater compassion for each other. The curriculum this fall includes a mandatory new course requirement, in which earning a passing grade is a must. The subject? … Continued
On July 17, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued additional Q&As related to COVID-19. Though employers are probably exhausted by these updates, the Q&As provide guidance that will help businesses stay compliant during the pandemic. This blog summarizes the new Q&As, which are numbered 94 through 97, but we recommend that employers and their human … Continued
Between July 15, 2020 and December 31, 2020, Colorado’s new Healthy Families and Workplace Act (“HFWA”) requires all employers to provide up to 80 hours of paid sick leave to employees for reasons related to COVID-19 (e.g., having COVID-19 symptoms and seeking a diagnosis, being subject to a quarantine or isolation order, caring for someone … Continued
In an August 3, 2020 Opinion and Order, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York invalidated multiple provisions of the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Final Rule implementing the leave-related requirements of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The federal judge ruled that numerous provisions in the rule were unlawful … Continued