Coronavirus in the Workplace

Coronavirus in the Workplace

Guidance for Managing the Coronavirus and Q&A Regarding Employment Requirements
March 24, 2020
Lehr Middlebrooks Vreeland & Thompson have put together a Q&A sheet based on inquiries.
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Ontario Releases List of Essential Services
March 24, 2020
In an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19, the provincial government has ordered the closure of all “non-essential” services, effective March 24, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Only businesses that the government has deemed to be providing an “essential service” are permitted to remain open thereafter.
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Inspection of I-9 Forms During COVID-19
March 23, 2020
U.S. Department of Homeland Security Temporarily Defers In-Person Inspection of Form I-9 Identity and Employment Authorization Documents for Employers and Workplaces that are Operating Completely Remotely
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Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Planning Through Knowledge
March 23, 2020
The “Families First Coronavirus Response Act” moved with breathtaking speed through Congress and was signed by the President on March 18; it will become effective April 2, 2020. Relevant to employers, the new law has two provisions related to employee leave.
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Ontario: Can Essential Service Workers Refuse to Work?
March 23, 2020
The province of Ontario has now announced that will order the shutdown of all “non-essential” services.  This opens the door to the question of whether those workers employed in what OHS legislation has deemed to be essential workers are entitled to refuse to work and how to deal with workers who are working in “essential” industries for COVID-19 purposes but who are not subject to any legislative exemptions.
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Europe: Corona Center – What You Need to Know
March 20, 2020
The following insights below brings together perspectives on the legal and commercial issues affecting businesses.
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What Employers Need to Know About Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the Workplace
March 20, 2020
Our summary of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, and other economic measures, is below.
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When do Coronavirus-Related Closures Trigger WARN Act Obligations?
March 20, 2020
As the COVID-19 crisis continues to develop, one question employers are beginning to ask is whether and when they are obligated to provide notices to employees under the federal and state WARN Acts.
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Employer Obligations Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
March 19, 2020
On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, H.R. 6201 (“Families First Act”).
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Senate Sends COVID-19 Bill to the White House
March 18, 2020
On March 18, the U.S. Senate passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. The Act differs significantly from the original bill passed by the House early Saturday morning.
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Ontario Announces Proposed Job Protection for Workers during COVID-19 Pandemic
March 17, 2020
Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s office announced that it has directed the Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development to draft legislation that, if passed, would provide significant protection for workers who are away from work due to circumstances surrounding the evolving COVID-19 pandemic.
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House Revises Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Emergency FMLA Expansion Act
March 17, 2020
On Monday, the House approved “technical corrections” to the bill that place monetary caps on the paid leave available to employees and eliminate several categories of paid FMLA leave.
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Tweets Follow

Jan 20

New @shrm Court Report: Entirety of Sales Agreement Was Not Relevant to Union Representation https://t.co/JikyMA8Wkz

Jan 19

Transition Team's Proposed Relief Legislation Includes Major Workplace Changes https://t.co/69p9XIU0TR

Jan 15

Canada: Employers Face Possible Expansion of the Duty of Honesty and Good Faith https://t.co/qB3fMDDEiB