Coronavirus in the Workplace

Coronavirus in the Workplace

Inspection of I-9 Forms During COVID-19
March 23, 2020
U.S. Department of Homeland Security Temporarily Defers In-Person Inspection of Form I-9 Identity and Employment Authorization Documents for Employers and Workplaces that are Operating Completely Remotely
Read More >

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Planning Through Knowledge
March 23, 2020
The “Families First Coronavirus Response Act” moved with breathtaking speed through Congress and was signed by the President on March 18; it will become effective April 2, 2020. Relevant to employers, the new law has two provisions related to employee leave.
Read More >

Ontario: Can Essential Service Workers Refuse to Work?
March 23, 2020
The province of Ontario has now announced that will order the shutdown of all “non-essential” services.  This opens the door to the question of whether those workers employed in what OHS legislation has deemed to be essential workers are entitled to refuse to work and how to deal with workers who are working in “essential” industries for COVID-19 purposes but who are not subject to any legislative exemptions.
Read More >

Europe: Corona Center – What You Need to Know
March 20, 2020
The following insights below brings together perspectives on the legal and commercial issues affecting businesses.
Read More >

What Employers Need to Know About Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the Workplace
March 20, 2020
Our summary of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, and other economic measures, is below.
Read More >

When do Coronavirus-Related Closures Trigger WARN Act Obligations?
March 20, 2020
As the COVID-19 crisis continues to develop, one question employers are beginning to ask is whether and when they are obligated to provide notices to employees under the federal and state WARN Acts.
Read More >

Employer Obligations Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
March 19, 2020
On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, H.R. 6201 (“Families First Act”).
Read More >

Senate Sends COVID-19 Bill to the White House
March 18, 2020
On March 18, the U.S. Senate passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. The Act differs significantly from the original bill passed by the House early Saturday morning.
Read More >

Ontario Announces Proposed Job Protection for Workers during COVID-19 Pandemic
March 17, 2020
Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s office announced that it has directed the Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development to draft legislation that, if passed, would provide significant protection for workers who are away from work due to circumstances surrounding the evolving COVID-19 pandemic.
Read More >

House Revises Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Emergency FMLA Expansion Act
March 17, 2020
On Monday, the House approved “technical corrections” to the bill that place monetary caps on the paid leave available to employees and eliminate several categories of paid FMLA leave.
Read More >

COVID-19 and Employee Benefits
March 17, 2020
Bullard Law is receiving myriad questions related to COVID-19 and every aspect of the employer/employee relationship including employee benefits.
Read More >

U.S. House of Representatives Passes Emergency Coronavirus Bill – Waiting on Senate Action
March 16, 2020
Over the weekend, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the “Families First Coronavirus Response Act” by a wide margin. The bill now heads to the Senate where it is expected to pass soon, with some possible changes, and be signed by President Trump.
Read More >

Tweets Follow

Apr 07

New @shrm Court Report: Damages Are Required to Maintain an FMLA Claim https://t.co/JikyMAqxc7

Apr 06

American Rescue Plan Act Mandates COBRA Subsidies Through September '21 for COBRA Qualifying Beneficiaries Who Lose… https://t.co/dPElhePOxb

Apr 06

The First 100 Days of the Biden Administration: Labor and Employment Activity, Week 11 https://t.co/sCGJ6GpRw6