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We address issues, cases and matters of statutory and regulatory compliance of employment law that can impact a business' growth and profitability.

Employer Law Blog
March 19, 2020

Employer Alert: COVID-19 and Family Medical Leave Expansion &  Paid Sick Leave Becomes Law—Q & A

On March 18, 2020, responding to the COVID-19 pandemic President Donald Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. The new law includes requirements for specified employers to provide leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) as well emergency paid sick leave. To assist businesses navigate the new leave requirement, a straight-forward Q & A, is set forth below:

Employer Law Blog
March 17, 2020

OSHA—What To Do if An Employer Believes A Worker May Have Been Exposed to COVID-19

With the ongoing complexities of responding to COVIF-19, employers should remain mindful of their obligations under the OSH Act’s general duty clause to provide employees with a workplace free from recognized hazards likely to cause death or serious physical harm. To assist employers’ understandings of their safety and health obligations and preventive measures, OSHA has released an informational guidance titled “Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19,” describing “lower exposure,” “medium exposure,” and “high or very high exposure” risk occupations and what precautions employers can take with respect to protect employees at each level.