Employment Law

As we reported in our e-mail dated August 13, 2020, the Southern District of New York recently invalidated certain portions of the regulation interpreting the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) – at least for employers within that court’s jurisdiction.  In response to the court’s...

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) was designed to provide employees with emergency paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave related to COVID-19.  In order to quell confusion stemming from the FFCRA’s implementation, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) promulgated regulations...

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued new guidance on May 19, 2020, that requires employers to determine whether employees contracted COVID-19 at the workplace. The new guidance is effective May 26, 2020, and requires employers to record cases of COVID-19, if: The case is...

The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act requires covered employers to provide written notice at least 60 days prior to a “plant closing” or “mass layoff” if certain criteria are met. The purpose of the WARN Act is to ensure that state governments can...

Many local health departments have established rules placing health and safety requirements on businesses amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.  These local rules may seem at first blush to be similar to those established by state or federal agencies, but it is important to understand that they...

Late yesterday, the United States Department of Labor issued a temporary rule concerning both the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”).  It can be found here:  https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/WHD/Pandemic/FFCRA.pdf While government rules and regulations are not the legal equivalent of statutory...