On April 1, 2020, the Department of Labor released regulations to clarify the leave entitlements under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). Please see our prior blog for answers to common questions. Under the FFCRA, small businesses, or organizations with fewer than 50 employees, may qualify for an exemption to the FFCRA’s leave entitlements. Depending on the circumstances, a small … [Read more...] about Department of Labor Releases Procedures for the Small Business Exemption to COVID-19 Legal Requirements
On April 1, 2020, the Department of Labor released regulations to clarify the leave entitlements under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The following are the answers provided by the regulations to frequently asked questions. Question: The employer has closed its offices and furloughed employees. Are employees under quarantine entitled to paid leave, even if their positions have … [Read more...] about Department of Labor Releases Regulations to Clarify COVID-19 Leave Entitlements
This unprecedented time of uncertainty has impacted all facets of our lives. We have had to adjust how we live our lives and work each day, and proper estate planning has become even more essential. Here are a few things to consider during this era of social distancing. First, if you have estate planning documents already—a Will and/or trust, Powers of Attorney for Assets and/or Healthcare, and … [Read more...] about Estate Planning Considerations During This Era of Social Distance
Employers, here are some answers to your frequently asked questions about employees and the coronavirus pandemic: If our office is closed, do we need to pay employees? If your employees are members of a collective bargaining unit or have a contract of employment, you must first look to the relevant contract. If the contract does not speak to the employer’s obligation, the employer must next … [Read more...] about HR Law Update: Coronavirus and Your Workplace
Everyone has questions about the coronavirus and employers are no exception. The CDC is encouraging everyone to take basic precautions such as wash their hands and to stay home if they are sick. In this HR Law Update, employment attorney Keely Collins discusses the four biggest questions addressed this week in guidance from the EEOC about protecting your employees from the threat of the … [Read more...] about HR Law Update: Is Your Workplace Prepared for the Coronavirus?