Coronavirus in the Workplace

Coronavirus in the Workplace

The SBA Issues Updated PPP Loan Forgiveness FAQs
August 10, 2020
The Small Business Administration recently issued a new set of Frequently Asked Questions related to issues borrowers are facing as they apply for loan forgiveness under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
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President Issues Memoranda on Payroll Taxes and Unemployment Insurance
August 8, 2020
President Trump issued, on August 8, 2020, Memoranda and Executive Orders concerning unemployment insurance, payroll tax withholding, evictions, and student loans.
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Federal Court Vastly Expands FFCRA Paid Leave Mandate – What This Actually Means for Covered Employers
August 4, 2020
In a decision impacting all employers covered by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, a federal court upended some of the employer-friendly limitations set forth in the U.S. Department of Labor’s implementing regulations (i.e. the “Final Rule”).
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Federal Court Rejects Key Provisions of FFCRA Leave Regulation
August 3, 2020
On August 3rd, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York struck down four key provisions of the U.S. Department of Labor’s regulation implementing the paid leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
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Back to School (Sort of?)
July 30, 2020
As 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.
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International Responses to Lifting Lockdown and Returning to the Workplace
July 23, 2020
Our report covers a variety of return to work issues, from whether employees have a legal right to refuse to come to work because of concerns over COVID-19, to monitoring of homeworkers.
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CDC Updates Guidance for Ending Home Isolation
July 23, 2020
Recently (on July 20, 2020), the CDC updated its guidance on returning from home isolation, shortening the required time that an individual who has tested positive for or is suspected of having COVID-19 must be fever free from 72 hours to 24 hours.
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Ontario COVID-19 Update: Moving Forward: Coronavirus and the New Normal
July 22, 2020
Most of Ontario’s public health units are now well into Stage 3 of the Framework for Reopening our Province, which has helped more people safely get back to work and enjoy some everyday recreational activities.
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DOL Provides COVID-19-Related Guidance on FLSA, FMLA and FFCRA
July 20, 2020
On July 20, the U.S. Department of Labor issued additional Q&A resources to provide guidance to employers on COVID-19-related issues under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
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New FMLA Forms Offer Some Improvements, Don’t Address FFCRA Leave
July 16, 2020
On July 16, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor released an updated suite of FMLA forms for employers.
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OSHA Issues Frequently Asked Questions as Employees Return to the Workplace
July 15, 2020
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently developed a COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions page to provide a central location for commonly asked questions concerning steps employers can take to keep workers safe as they return to work.
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NLRB Issues COVID-19 Election Protocols
July 8, 2020
The National Labor Relations Board resumed representation elections in early April. The Board’s Office of the General Counsel has now issued suggested COVID-19 protocols for NLRB Regions to follow when holding in-person representation elections.
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Aug 11

The SBA Issues Updated PPP Loan Forgiveness FAQs https://t.co/g0DiKaDnVl

Aug 07

New @shrm Court Report: Performance Reviews Help Defeat ADA, ADEA and FMLA Claims https://t.co/1PqVyqRzNq

Aug 06

New @shrm Court Report: Punitive Damages Award Against Employer Reversed in Harassment Case https://t.co/RzDGBWw2Vu