Coronavirus in the Workplace

Coronavirus in the Workplace

Are You Accurately Tracking Hours Worked in a Telework World?
August 28, 2020
Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Labor reminded employers of one basic rule that the telework world may have forgotten to follow: Thou Must Track Employee Hours
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New DOL Guidance Confirms Employees May Take Intermittent FFCRA Leave for Kids on Hybrid Schedules
August 28, 2020
On August 27, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor added to its list of Frequently Asked Questions regarding leave under the FFCRA, tackling questions related to FFCRA leave for children’s remote learning programs.
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Employers Sued Over COVID-19 Deaths Allegedly As An Outcome of Work
August 27, 2020
Lawsuits have already begun alleging that the manner in which employers handled COVID exposure resulted in serious injury or death to employees.
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"I Can't Wear a Mask Due to a Medical Condition..."
August 27, 2020
There are several approaches within an employer’s rights to deal with mask issues.
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Timekeeping for Telework
August 27, 2020
One of the lingering concerns is how best to track time for non-exempt workers who are away from the physical workplace.
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When Can Employers Require Employees to Provide COVID-19 Test Results?
August 19, 2020
In this new pandemic world, employers are grappling with many questions. One of them is when can they require employees to provide the results from any COVID-19 tests that they have taken, in the context of granting leave and returning to work.
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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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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