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Guidance for Employers on ADA- and OSHA-Compliant COVID-19 Screenings and Protections

If you asked a month ago what lawful precautions an employer can take to protect its workers against the threat of COVID-19, the answer would have been significantly different than it is today. In that short period, confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States have increased ...

NJ Halts Non-Essential Construction in Effort to Reduce Spread of COVID-19

On April 8, Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order 122, modifying prior orders aimed at protecting businesses, employees and citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic. In furtherance of these efforts, Executive Order 122 requires, among other things, all “non-essential” ...

New York Department of Labor Issues Guidance on Guaranteed Leave for Employees Impacted by COVID-19

As noted in our prior employer alert, New York state employers must offer leave in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Importantly, the New York Department of Labor (NYDOL) has issued guidance in the form of a frequently asked questions page, which is accessible at the following ...

IRS Releases Guidance for Employers on Tax Credits Under the FFCRA

On March 31, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) provided guidance as to how small and midsized employers may claim the tax credits under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) as reimbursement for the cost of providing paid sick and family leave to their employees for leave ...

New Jersey DOL Provides Tools to Explain the Interplay Between the FFCRA and State Leave and Benefit Laws

On March 30, 2020, the New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development (DOL) issued guidance regarding the interplay between the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and several of New Jersey’s leave benefit statutes.

In addition to providing a general ...

On March 28, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) provided additional guidance as to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). This can be found on the DOL website at https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-questions.

The latest round of guidance from the DOL ...

CARES Act Provides Unprecedented Unemployment Benefits: What Employers Need to Know
On March 27, 2020, the House passed and President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the largest stimulus bill in United States history. The comprehensive statute includes multiple provisions designed to expand unemployment benefits during the ...
U.S. Department of Labor Expands FFCRA Guidance Including Impact of Furloughs and Business Closures
On March 26, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) provided significantly expanded guidance as to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which is available at https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-questions. The DOL has now provided much needed ...
Required Notice: Covered Employers Must Provide Families First Coronavirus Response Act Notice

The U.S. Department of Labor has provided information to assist employers with Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) compliance. Specifically, covered employers must provide notice to their employees pursuant to the FFCRA, which the Department of Labor published today, March ...

NJ Enacts Laws to Assist Employees and Employers with COVID-19 Pandemic

Governor Murphy signed a package of bills into law on March 20, 2020, which aim to help alleviate COVID-19’s impact on the state’s businesses and employees. Importantly, two of the bills, A.B. 3845 and A.B. 3848, offer unique tools to help navigate the turbulent times created by the ...

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