Coronavirus in the Workplace

Coronavirus in the Workplace

CARES Act Update - Good Faith Certification Explained-In Part
May 13, 2020
The Small Business Administration issued further guidance on the good faith certification requirement in advance of the May 14th safe harbor deadline to return loan proceeds for any borrower who was not entitled to them.
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Worklaw® member Stephen Rotter recently quoted in Law360 "Workplace Harassment in a Pandemic" article
May 11, 2020
Worklaw® member Stephen Rotter, an attorney with The Workplace Counsel, was recently quoted in a Law360 article titled "Guarding Against Workplace Harassment in a Pandemic."
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Recalled Workers Don’t Want to Return Because of Health Risks or Child Care – Now What?
May 8, 2020
Some employers have asked what are their obligations to such workers under the law? Can they terminate them, or do they have to accommodate them?
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EEOC Adds Q&A on Reasonable Accommodation Upon Return to Work
May 7, 2020
On May 7th, the EEOC once again updated its Technical Assistance overview “What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and other EEO Laws.”
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CDC Issues Re-Opening Guidance for Employers in Light of COVID-19
May 5, 2020
When it comes to preparing your physical workplace for your employees’ return, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued re-opening guidance. The guidance requires businesses to make a cleaning plan and follow it. Here are the highlights.
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Reopening Workplaces During The COVID-19 Pandemic
May 5, 2020
This memorandum discusses various issues employers should consider as they prepare their workplaces for a return to work.
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DOL Invites Dialogue On Reopening Issues
May 4, 2020
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is hosting a national online dialogue about challenges employers may face as they reopen.
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OSHA Issues Guidance for Restaurants During COVID-19
May 4, 2020
On May 1st, the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued guidance specific to the food and beverage industry addressing industry standards amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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DWZ – Drinking While Zooming (And Other Telework Dilemmas)
April 29, 2020
Things are happening while employees work from home that raise concerns.
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EEOC Approves Screening for COVID-19 Before Employees Return To Work
April 27, 2020
Preparing us for the inevitable return from this pandemic, the EEOC asks and answers one new question in its “What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO laws” Technical Assistance.
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The SBA Resumes the Paycheck Protection Program and Provides Additional Clarifications
April 27, 2020
While the basics of the program remain unchanged, there are a few issues worth noting.
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Return to Work: Avoiding Discrimination Claims While Protecting Employees from COVID-19
April 27, 2020
When employees return to work, employers must be cautious not to inadvertently run afoul of the Americans with Disabilities Act (and any parallel state discrimination laws) when they take steps to reduce the risk of employees becoming infected with COVID-19.
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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