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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 …›

March 23, 2020 - Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Nuts and Bolts of Furloughs, Layoffs, and Plant Closings in the Age of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Stay-At-Home Orders: The WARN Act and Beyond

The last week brought a wave of unprecedented government orders for non-essential businesses to close and people to stay at home. These orders have forced many employers to lay off or furlough large portions of their workforces or completely shut down their businesses on …›

March 19, 2020 - Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Employers Get Temporary Relief From the California WARN Act

In response to the ongoing disruption caused by the growing coronavirus pandemic, California Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-31-20 (the “Executive Order”) temporarily suspending the 60-day notice requirements and liabilities under the California Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (“Cal-WARN”) for layoffs caused …›