The tug-of-war on vaccination continues. On December 17, 2021, a federal appellate court lifted the stay on OSHA’s emergency temporary standard requiring employers with 100 or more employees to ensure employees are vaccinated or are testing regularly. The appellate court’s decision was immediately appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. What does this mean for employers? OSHA’s emergency temporary standard (ETS) requiring vaccinate or testing and masking is now in place, [...]
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 [...]
Enforcement Guidance for Recording Cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) | Occupational Safety and Health Administration
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
Here is a link to frequently asked questions about the Fair Labor Standards Act: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/flsa/pandemic If you have questions about how the Fair Labor Standards Act will impact you or your business, please give Senior Counsel Attorney, Eric Tiritilli a call at 402-397-7300.
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]