Entries by Elizabeth Bolduc

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FFCRA Is Set to Expire on December 31, 2020

December 14, 2020  In March, Congress enacted the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) in response to the spread of the novel coronavirus and the illness it causes, COVID-19. Generally, the FFCRA requires public employers and private employers with fewer than 500 employees to offer employees two types of paid leave benefits for certain reasons […]

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Coronavirus Relief Bill Signed Into Law

December 29, 2020  On December 27, 2020, President Trump signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 into law, which provides $900 billion in coronavirus relief and $1.4 trillion to fund the government.  Below is a summary of the bill’s many provisions that will affect employers. Payroll credit for paid sick and family leave: The Families First […]

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The EEOC Confirms that Employers May Require Employees to Receive the COVID-19 Vaccine, with Exceptions

January 12, 2021  On December 16, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated and expanded its technical assistance publication addressing issues arising under the federal equal employment opportunity laws implicated in the COVID-19 pandemic. In its guidance, the EEOC indicated that employers may require employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, so long as such requirement […]

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The Department Of Labor Issues Guidance Regarding the Compensability of Certain Travel Time for Employees Who Telework Part of the Day

January 25, 2021 The Department of Labor (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) recently issued guidance, in the form of an opinion letter, addressing whether certain travel time for partial-day teleworkers is compensable time under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). While it does not carry the same force as a statute or regulation, an […]

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Ohio’s Revised Employment Discrimination Law Takes Effect: How Your Business Should Prepare

April 15, 2021 The enactment of Ohio’s Employment Law Uniformity Act (“Act”) on April 15, 2021 has resulted in hundreds of new employment discrimination claims being filed in Ohio courts in recent days. In fact, on April 13, 2021, 63 new cases were filed in area courts, and 44 of those cases were filed in […]