On December 14, 2021, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) updated its COVID-19 technical assistance to clarify when COVID-19 might qualify as a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act. Earlier in 2021, the Department of Justice and the Department of Health and Human Services had issued guidance on “Long Covid” as a disability. This new … [Read more...] about EEOC Updates COVID-19 Guidance: When Is COVID-19 Considered a Disability Under the Law?
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?