Coronavirus in the Workplace

Coronavirus in the Workplace

CMS Expert Guide to Government Support for Employers and Workers
April 27, 2020
Our expert guide explores the various measures that governments have implemented to ensure business continuity and alleviate the stress that the pandemic is placing on employers and workers.
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Breaking News for Illinois Employers: Workers’ Compensation Presumption of Work-relatedness to Be Withdrawn
April 26, 2020
The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission has called an emergency meeting on Monday to withdraw its controversial new rule adopting a rebuttal presumption of work-relatedness for first responders and essential workers who contract COVID-19.
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DOT Issues Guidance Regarding FMCSA Drug Testing During COVID-19 Pandemic
April 24, 2020
While the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act rules and regulations regarding drug testing of DOT drivers are all still applicable, the DOT recognizes that strict compliance may not be possible during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
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Illinois Judge Issues Temporary Restraining Order regarding Illinois Workers’ Comp COVID-19 Rebuttable Presumption Emergency Rule
April 24, 2020
As we previously reported, on April 13, 2020, the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission  issued an emergency rule creating a rebuttable presumption that first responders and other essential workers identified in Governor Pritzker’s March 20 Stay at Home Order who develop COVID-19 contracted it in the workplace.
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Employee Benefits – Options When Business Slows/Shuts Down
April 24, 2020
As employers deal with employee absences and workforce cutbacks, they must manage their employee benefits plans and programs to avoid unintended consequences.
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DOL FFCRA Q&A Updates Raises Questions About Substitution of Paid Leave
April 23, 2020
On April 20, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor updated its Questions & Answers website regarding the Families First Coronavirus Act.
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Nevada Gaming Control Issues Reopening Procedures
April 23, 2020
On April 21, 2020, the Nevada Gaming Control Board issued a Policy Memorandum to assist licensees with reopening after the COVID-19 closure is lifted.
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More DOL Guidance On FFCRA Leave
April 22, 2020
Details on the US Department of Labor's fifth set of FAQs under the emergency paid leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
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Work From Home Dress Codes?
April 22, 2020
I have been working from home for about five weeks now. It has been an adjustment, and I have read my fair share of articles about Work From Home tips to assist with this adjustment.
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COVID-19 FAQs: Return to Work, Travel, Testing, PTO and Work From Home Issues
April 21, 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic wears on, many employers are handling the challenges of new workspaces, responding to novel employee work restriction requests, and navigating hurriedly packaged work legislation and regulations.
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OSHA Revamps Investigation Protocols Amid COVID-19
April 20, 2020
Last week, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued an Interim Enforcement Response Plan for Coronavirus Disease 2019 to guide the agency’s field personnel in handling investigations into coronavirus-related complaints, referrals, and severe illness reports.
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Never Waste a Good Crisis
April 20, 2020
The recently enacted Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) is designed to provide much-needed money to workers and businesses to stave off a collapse of our economy as a result of 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