Coronavirus in the Workplace

Coronavirus in the Workplace

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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Not All Leave for Summertime Childcare Needs is Covered by the FFCRA
July 7, 2020
In this blog, we are addressing the ability to take FFCRA paid leave to care for a child whose summer camp or program is closed for reasons related to COVID-19.
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Masks/Face Coverings in the Workplace Uncovered! What Can Employers Require?
July 1, 2020
As offices and other workplaces reopen, employers are struggling with the issue of masks and face coverings in the workplace.
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DOL Broadly Defines When a Summer Camp or Program is a Child’s Place of Care for FFCRA Leave
June 30, 2020
In Field Assistance Bulletin No. 2020-4, issued June 26, the United States Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, recognized a number of ways an employee can establish eligibility for Family First Coronavirus Response Act leave based on the closure of a summer camp or program that the employee claims would have been the place of care for the employee’s child over the summer.
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Re-Opening the Workplace & COVID-19 Webinar
June 30, 2020
As many states begin re-opening, employers are left wondering:  How do we re-open safely?  Managing Partner Bryant S. Banes hosted a webinar on the topic of re-opening the workplace.
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The Employment Aspects of PPP Loan Forgiveness
June 25, 2020
This article will highlight some aspects of the forgiveness provisions of the PPP including how employment decisions can impact the eligible amount of forgiveness.
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COVID-19 Changes at the EEOC
June 25, 2020
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, like almost everyone else, is doing some things differently since COVID-19 arrived, from office procedures to charge processing to even what is allowed under the laws it enforces.
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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