Coronavirus in the Workplace

Coronavirus in the Workplace

Chicago Approves Landmark COVID-19 Anti-Retaliation Ordinance
May 22, 2020
This week, the Chicago City Council approved an Ordinance ensuring that “Covered Employees” can remain at home for COVID-19 related reasons without fear of being fired.
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A Guide to Reopening
May 21, 2020
As states lift or relax stay-at-home orders, many employers are beginning to plan the reopening of their physical workplaces. Employers should consider safety measures, recall practices, and other unique COVID-19 issues as they reopen.
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COVID-19 Illnesses Now OSHA-Recordable Under Agency Shift
May 21, 2020
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued new guidance requiring all employers to evaluate confirmed cases of COVID-19 for work-relatedness and to record those cases that are determined to be work-related under OSHA recordkeeping requirements.
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The SBA Issues PPP Loan Forgiveness Application with Additional Guidance
May 19, 2020
On May 15, 2020, the Small Business Administration issued its loan forgiveness application for businesses who received loans under the Paycheck Protection Program.
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CARES Act Update - Is it Better to Ask for Forgiveness?
May 18, 2020
On May 15, 2020 the Small Business Administration published the form borrowers will use when they apply for forgiveness of their PPP loan.
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Goverment Entities Issue Flury of Rules, Orders and Guidance
May 18, 2020
Updates from the DOL, EEOC, DHS-USCIS, FMCSA and OSHA.
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COVID-19 Agency Update
May 18, 2020
CDC and OSHA Issue Reopening Guidance, EEOC Explains Accommodation of High-Risk Workers, IRS Expands Employee Retention Credit, DOL Adds to FFCRA Q&As, FEMA Provides Exercise Starter Kit for Reopening
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Can We Fire an Employee Who Rejects an Offer to Return to Work?
May 18, 2020
When your company is ready to reopen, will your employees be ready to return?
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NLRB Will Resume Hearings Effective June 1, 2020
May 15, 2020
The National Labor Relations Board has announced that its Division of Judges will resume holding hearings on unfair labor practice complaints June 1, 2020. It appears that hearings will resume using "online videoconferencing technology."
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To Open or Not to Open? The CDC Issues Long-Awaited Reopening Recommendations
May 15, 2020
On May 14, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued general guidance for workplaces, schools, youth programs and camps, childcare centers, mass transit systems, and restaurants and bars looking to reopen during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.
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Nevada Employers Should Consider WARN Act Obligations During Reopening
May 14, 2020
With equal measures of anticipation and trepidation, Nevada has entered Phase 1 of Governor Sisolak’s Nevada United: Roadmap to Recovery, beginning the process of reopening the state’s economy.
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PPP Borrowers Who Received Loans of Less than $2 Million Deemed to Have Made Certification in “Good Faith;” Safe Harbor Return Period Extended to May 18
May 14, 2020
The SBA, in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, updated its Frequently Asked Questions to address the “necessity certification” in the Paycheck Protection Program loan application and to extend the repayment period of “unnecessary” PPP loans to May 18 in order to allow entities to review the new guidance.
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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