Coronavirus in the Workplace

COVID-19

California COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Starts September 19, 2020
September 17, 2020
In a significant piece of legislation, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 1867 into law on September 9, 2020, which requires private employers with 500 or more employees nationwide to provide their California employees with paid sick leave for specific COVID-19-related reasons.
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DOL Revises FFCRA Final Rule: What This Means for Covered Employers
September 13, 2020
Following last month’s federal court ruling that the U.S. Department of Labor had exceeded its authority under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) in formulating certain regulatory provisions, the DOL has now issued a revised Final Rule, which becomes effective on September 16, 2020.
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EEOC Expands COVID-19 Guidance on Testing, Medical Inquiries, Confidentiality, Accommodations, and More
September 9, 2020
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission updated its What You Should Know About Covid-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act and Other EEO Laws resource.
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Ontario ESA Flash Update - Extension to Deeming Provisions Concerning Layoffs
September 4, 2020
The deeming effects of the COVID-19 Regulation were set to expire today, September 4, 2020.  At the 11th hour, the Ontario Government announced yesterday that the deeming effects of the Regulation are extended to January 2, 2021
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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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Sep 25

New @shrm Court Report: 8th Circuit: Worker Was Fired for Failing to Meet Job Expectations https://t.co/s5Wxlqka3J

Sep 25

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Sep 24

Independent Contractor Or Employee? AB 2257 Modifies AB 5, California’s Landmark Law Regarding Worker Classification https://t.co/EV6Txi4YEn