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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

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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…

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

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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…

Coronavirus Relief Bill Signed Into Law

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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…

Department of Labor's Updated Temporary Rule on Families First Coronavirus Response Act

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September 14, 2020    On September 11, 2020, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued an updated temporary rule on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”). The updated temporary rule was anticipated…

OSHA Requires the Recording of COVID-19 Cases in the Workplace

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July 22, 2020  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) revised its earlier enforcement guidance on recording COVID-19 cases in the workplace. The updated guidance requires employers to investigate whether a particular case…

EEOC Updates Its COVID-19 Guidance to Allow Employers to Test Employees for COVID-19

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April 28, 2020  On April 17, 2020, and April 23, 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released updates to its publication, “What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO…

Department of Labor Issues Regulations on Families First Coronavirus Response Act

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April 20, 2020  The United States Department of Labor (DOL) has issued temporary regulations interpreting the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The temporary regulations cover many topics in 125 pages, and this client alert…

Department of Labor Issues Required Families First Coronavirus Response Act Poster

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March 25, 2020  On March 25, 2020, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) released its Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) notice.  The required notice can be located here (please see first link under “Posters” section).…
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Families First Coronavirus Response Act: What it Means for Employers

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Updated: March 25, 2020 On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) into law. The FFCRA contains two main provisions that address employee leaves – the Emergency Family and Medical…

Ohio Expands Unemployment Benefits to Address Evolving COVID-19 Situation

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March 16, 2020  Through Executive Order on March 15, 2020, Governor Michael DeWine announced an expansion of Ohio’s unemployment benefits to address the evolving COVID-19 situation.  Announced in conjunction with the state’s shutdown…
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Updated COVID-19 Guidance for Employers

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March 15, 2020 The coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis is evolving on a daily basis. On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the outbreak a pandemic. Government agencies, businesses, and employers are all struggling…
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COVID-19 and the Workplace: The Employer Response Plan

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March 10, 2020 As COVID-19 (coronavirus) spreads into Ohio, it’s important for employers to be prepared in their response to employees who are sick and be ready for the impact of the virus on the workplace. According to the Centers for…