Coronavirus in the Workplace

Coronavirus in the Workplace

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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Federal Court Vastly Expands FFCRA Paid Leave Mandate – What This Actually Means for Covered Employers
August 4, 2020
In a decision impacting all employers covered by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, a federal court upended some of the employer-friendly limitations set forth in the U.S. Department of Labor’s implementing regulations (i.e. the “Final Rule”).
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Federal Court Rejects Key Provisions of FFCRA Leave Regulation
August 3, 2020
On August 3rd, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York struck down four key provisions of the U.S. Department of Labor’s regulation implementing the paid leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
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Back to School (Sort of?)
July 30, 2020
As school districts evaluate whether and in what format to open schools this fall, parents and parents’ employers ponder how to juggle childcare demands and work.
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International Responses to Lifting Lockdown and Returning to the Workplace
July 23, 2020
Our report covers a variety of return to work issues, from whether employees have a legal right to refuse to come to work because of concerns over COVID-19, to monitoring of homeworkers.
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CDC Updates Guidance for Ending Home Isolation
July 23, 2020
Recently (on July 20, 2020), the CDC updated its guidance on returning from home isolation, shortening the required time that an individual who has tested positive for or is suspected of having COVID-19 must be fever free from 72 hours to 24 hours.
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Ontario COVID-19 Update: Moving Forward: Coronavirus and the New Normal
July 22, 2020
Most of Ontario’s public health units are now well into Stage 3 of the Framework for Reopening our Province, which has helped more people safely get back to work and enjoy some everyday recreational activities.
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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