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20 May, 2020

Sending Employees Home to Avoid Catching COVID-19? Remember Your ADA Obligations.  

2020-05-20T16:36:38-05:00May 20th, 2020|ADA, Americans with Disabilities Act, Construction Contractor Advisor, COVID Construction, COVID Employment, COVID-19|

Over the past several months, EEOC, DOL, OSHA and other federal agencies have provided answers to dozens, if not hundreds, of questions regarding how employers should handle their responsibilities to employees during this unprecedented time.  The EEOC has reminded employers of their obligations, even during the COVID-19 pandemic, to comply with federal anti-discrimination laws including the Americans With Disabilities Act. Recently, the EEOC provided guidance that appeared to allow employers [...]

13 Apr, 2020

Enforcement Guidance for Recording Cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) | Occupational Safety and Health Administration

2020-04-13T15:10:16-05:00April 13th, 2020|COVID Employment, COVID-19|

On Friday April 10, 2020 OSHA issued enforcement guidance related to the recording of cases of COVID-19.  COVID-19 is a recordable illness and employers must record cases of COVID-19 if certain conditions are met.  One component in this determination is whether the case was work related. In its recent guidance OSHA advises that, except for employers of works in the healthcare industry, emergency response organizations and correction institutions, employers will [...]

27 Mar, 2020

Families First Coronavirus Response Act COVID-19 Poster & FAQ’s

2020-03-27T13:25:10-05:00March 27th, 2020|COVID Employment, COVID-19|

Family First Coronavirus Response ACT COVID-19 Poster and Frequently Asked Questions links below. Link: https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/WHD/posters/FFCRA_Poster_WH1422_Non-Federal.pdf FAQ's: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-poster-questions If you have questions about the First Coronavirus Response Act, please give Senior Counsel Attorney, Eric Tiritilli a call at 402-397-7300.          

27 Mar, 2020

DOL Publishes Initial Guidance & Employee Notice Regarding Family First Coronavirus Response Act

2020-03-27T13:27:37-05:00March 27th, 2020|COVID Employment, COVID-19|

The DOL has provided a comprehensive Q&A document explaining and outlining some of the most common questions related to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act including guidance on counting employees to determine if your company meets the 500 employee threshold and the circumstances that intermittent leave under the law is available. Link: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-questions If you have questions about the First Coronavirus Response Act, please give Senior Counsel Attorney, Eric Tiritilli [...]

26 Mar, 2020

Preparing to Provide Paid Sick and FMLA Leave

2020-03-27T13:45:37-05:00March 26th, 2020|COVID Employment, COVID-19|

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) has passed the Senate and signed into law by the President.  It will go into effect on April 1, 2020.  Among the measures included as part of the FFCRA are the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act, which are aimed at: expanding paid employee leave in connection with the coronavirus emergency; and providing employers with [...]

26 Mar, 2020

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Notice – Frequently Asked Questions

2020-03-27T16:43:59-05:00March 26th, 2020|COVID Employment, COVID-19|

Here is a link to frequently asked questions about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act Notice https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-poster-questions If you have questions about how the Families First Coronavirus Response Act will impact your business, please give Senior Counsel Attorney, Eric Tiritilli a call at 402-397-7300.

25 Mar, 2020

COVID-19 Employers Best Practices

2020-03-27T14:01:51-05:00March 25th, 2020|COVID Employment, COVID-19|

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) has changed all our lives. Employers and employees are rightfully concerned about the COVID-19 virus and how it will affect each one of us. Employers, like you, are concerned with how to address the challenges presented by COVID-19. Meanwhile, employees are concerned with what it will mean for them. We have been carefully monitoring events and are prepared to help you navigate this unchartered territory.  We wanted [...]