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April 2, 2020 - Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Treasury Department Issues Guidance (and Application) for Paycheck Protection Program Loans

On Tuesday afternoon, the Treasury Department released its guidance concerning the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which was authorized by Congress under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Under the PPP, qualified small businesses, eligible non‑profits, self-employed individuals, and independent contractors may …›

DOL Issues Newly Updated Guidance on Critical Issues for Employers Regarding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

On March 28, 2020, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) published additional guidance on nearly two dozen more “critical issues” that the DOL had not addressed in its previous guidance on the recently enacted Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”). Our March 26, …›

CARES Act – What Employers Should Know (Part I): Paid Emergency Sick and Public Health Emergency Leave and More

By unanimous vote on March 25, 2020, the Senate passed the largest stimulus measure the United States has ever seen, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”). The bill—totaling a whopping 880 pages—tackles numerous issues on several fronts in an …›

DOL Releases "First Round of Published Guidance" on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Since we last reported on the recently enacted Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”), the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) released Fact Sheets for employees and employers and a set of Questions and Answers (“Q&As”) clarifying several issues related to the paid leave and …›

EEOC Issues Updated Guidance for Employers on COVID-19

In a welcome development for U.S. employers, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued an updated announcement and updated guidance for employers about what they can and cannot ask their employees as they seek to protect their workforces against COVID-19. These updates …›

March 24, 2020 - Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Practical Considerations for Requiring Employees to Report to Work in Light of COVID-19 Stay-at-Home Orders

As the number of reported cases of COVID-19 continues to increase dramatically, several states, including California, Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Ohio, and Louisiana, have issued public health orders requiring over one-fourth of Americans to stay …›