Coronavirus in the Workplace

Coronavirus in the Workplace

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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Back to Work: Common Questions and Answers for Summer 2020
June 24, 2020
As we all begin to return to the workplace, employers have many questions. Remember, being “open” does not mean that the pandemic has ended.
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COVID-19 Agency Update: OSHA Issues Guidance on Reopening for Non-Essential Businesses; EEOC Addresses Antibody Testing and Reasonable Accommodations, Harassment and Discrimination; SBA Provides New PPP Application
June 22, 2020
Several federal agencies have recently issued additional COVID-19 guidance of interest to employers, including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Small Business Administration. We summarize these developments.
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COVID-19 Update From Nevada Gaming Control Board
June 18, 2020
On June 17th, the Nevada Gaming Control Board issued an update to its reopening health and safety policy for nonrestricted licensees based upon new guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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EEOC Takes on Antibody Testing, Returning Older and Pregnant Workers Post-COVID-19
June 18, 2020
The EEOC recently updated its COVID-19-related Q & A’s to assist employers in navigating “the new world” post-COVID-19 while complying with the federal anti-discrimination laws as employees return to work.
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Los Angeles County and the City of Los Angeles Issue Return to Work Orders
June 17, 2020
As Los Angeles begins to reopen amid the COVID-19 pandemic, LA County and the City of LA have each issued new Orders with which employers must comply in order to resume business.
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Jul 10

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Jul 10

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Jul 09

SCOTUS Gives Religious Exemptions Wide Berth in Two Key Employment Rulings https://t.co/c0iDcnQ7b7