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FFCRA Regulations and COVID-19 Resources for Employers
April 6, 2020
Below, we have summarized our most important takeaways from the new regulations.
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Ontario Government Expands List of Non-Essential Workplaces
April 4, 2020
Premier Doug Ford announced on April 3rd that the government is updating its emergency order to expand the list of non-essential workplaces.
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No Rest for the Weary – DOL Adds to Q&A Guidance
April 3, 2020
The Department of Labor continues to issue guidance on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Following issuance on April 1, 2020 of its “temporary final regulations” implementing the FFCRA’s paid leave mandates, the DOL has now added to its extensive Questions and Answers resource, providing further insight into the regulations. We note the following items of particular interest.
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Summary of Key Provisions of the DOL’s Temporary Rule Governing Emergency Sick and FMLA Leave
April 3, 2020
On April 1, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a temporary rule expanding upon, and in some cases changing, prior guidance from the DOL in the form of “Questions & Answers” regarding employers’ obligations under the FFCRA.
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IRS and DOL Issue Additional Guidance on Emergency Leave
April 2, 2020
The IRS and the Department of Labor both provided additional guidance on the application of the  new emergency leave laws.
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To Bargain or Not to Bargain: Employer’s Duty to Bargain During the COVID-19 Crisis
April 2, 2020
Is there an “emergency exception” to your duty to bargain?
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U.S. Supreme Court: Mixed Motive Framework Rejected as a way to Establish Causation in §1981 Claims
April 2, 2020
On March 23, 2020, the Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, held that plaintiffs who bring actions under §1981 of the Civil Rights Act of 1866 bear the burden of showing that race was a “but-for” cause of their injury—that is, that their injury would not have occurred but for their race.
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Details Released on Canada's Emergency Wage Subsidy Program
April 2, 2020
Today, the Canadian government released an update on the terms and conditions of the wage subsidy program.
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DOL Issues FFCRA Regulations – And (No April Fooling) There Are Some Surprises!
April 2, 2020
There are some major additions and changes of which covered employers must be aware.
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IRS Identifies What Documentation Can Be Required by Employers for FFCRA Leave, and Much More on Tax Credits
April 1, 2020
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act mandates that private employers with 500 or fewer employees (with exceptions for certain small employers as well as health care providers and emergency responders) and some public sector employers must provide emergency paid sick leave and emergency Family and Medical Leave Act leave for specific COVID-related reasons.
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NLRB to Lift Suspension on Board-Conducted Elections
April 1, 2020
Today, the NLRB announced it will not extend its temporary suspension of Board-conducted elections, and instead will resume conducting elections beginning Monday, April 6, 2020.
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Key Employment Law Impacts of the Enacted Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act
April 1, 2020
This article provides an overview of the new law’s provisions.
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