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What West Virginia Employers Need To Know About The State Response To COVID-19

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West Virginia may have been the last state to report a positive case of the coronavirus (COVID-19), but it has been quick in its response. Governor Jim Justice issued a stay at home order and closed all non-essential...more

MoFo Employment Law Commentary (ELC)

Avoiding Labor Violations When Responding To The COVID-19 Pandemic

With the onslaught of various state and local shelter-in-place orders, new health and safety guidelines for workplaces, and the ensuing economic downturn, many companies need to act quickly to address the unprecedented...more

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

COVID-19 Checklist for California Employers Reducing Labor Costs

While state, county, and city stay-at-home orders allow essential businesses to continue to operate and others to work from home, many organizations must respond to an immediate, sharp decrease in revenue. For California...more

McDermott Will & Emery

[Webinar] Critical Business Issues and Strategies for PPMs Resulting From COVID-19: A Virtual Conference - April 3rd, 12:00 pm -...

The emergence of COVID-19 has rocked the Physician Practice Management (PPM) Industry, and certain issues have arisen that PPMs must rapidly solve in order to survive. During this in-depth virtual conference, featuring four...more

SmithAmundsen LLC

WARN Act And Its Implications For COVID-19 Layoffs And Furloughs

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The federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act and the patchwork state-law equivalents are often overlooked when employers are considering their options regarding potential layoffs or furloughs – either...more

Foley Hoag LLP

Updated - COVID-19: FAQs for Employers

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As concerns about the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) continue to mount in the United States (and world-wide), resulting in school and business closures and other disruptions across the country, employers are...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

States May Have Additional Layoff Notice Requirements Under “Mini-WARN” Statutes

The Workers Adjustment and Retaining Notification (WARN) Act requires employers with over 100 employees to follow certain notice requirements when laying off employees. 20 C.F.R. 693.6. WARN requires employers with 100...more

Proskauer - Law and the Workplace

EEOC Answers Employers’ COVID-19-Related Questions

On March 27, 2020, the EEOC posted a pre-recorded webinar in which the agency answered questions related to the impact of COVID-19 on the laws that the agency enforces....more

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

OSHA Issues Guidance on Preparing for COVID-19

1) OSHA has issued a comprehensive document "Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19." That Guidance categorizes employers under "Very High Risk," "High Risk," "Medium Risk," and "Lower Risk," categories. The...more

Bass, Berry & Sims PLC

Employers Beware - Union Neutrality Requirements in New Stimulus Package

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), the new stimulus package recently passed by Congress, includes a “union neutrality” mandate for mid-sized employers who accept loan proceeds. This union...more

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

COVID-19 Issues For Unionized Employers

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented disruption for U.S. businesses of every size and in every industry. As state and local governments have ordered companies to cease nonessential operations and directed consumers...more

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

U.K. Employment Update: Statutory Changes Announced In Response To Coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic has led to unprecedented changes and challenges for employers. In response, the U.K. Government has announced various measures to assist U.K. employers, who must now navigate a new array of U.K....more

Lowndes

Can Employees Sue Their Employer for Contracting the Coronavirus?

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Chapter 440 of Florida’s statutes sets out Florida’s workers' compensation laws. In very general terms, a workplace injury is covered by workers' compensation....more

Hogan Lovells

Navigating employment issues in Japan amid the COVID-19 pandemic

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This note addresses some of the questions employers are asking about their obligations to employees in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. The measures that businesses can take to manage their employees depends on several...more

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How To Manage Layoffs During COVID-19

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Terminating swaths of employees is difficult for a number of reasons. For many, the hardest part is telling loyal, hardworking employees that the company simply cannot afford to keep paying them, knowing that these employees...more

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COVID-19 and compliance with DOT drug and alcohol testing regulations

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In light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and its effects on the operations of companies and public health facilities, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has published a guidance document for DOT-regulated...more

Williams Mullen

[Webinar] COVID-19 Employment and Employee Benefits Law Considerations - April 3rd, 10:00 am - 10:30 am EST

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This webinar, which is part of a series organized by the Hampton Roads Business Recovery Taskforce, will address COVID-19 employment and employee benefits law considerations....more

Epstein Becker & Green

#WorkforceWednesday: CARES Act, New Paid Leave, Duty to Bargain - Employment Law This Week®

Welcome to #WorkforceWednesday. This week, we’ve seen some relief for employers and their workforces. Watch the week’s top workforce management and employment law news, and read further below: CARES Act: What You Need to...more

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Impact of COVID-19 on the Restaurant & Hospitality Industry

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The impact currently being felt by businesses in the restaurant and hospitality industries as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and, more directly, the rapidly expanding social distancing requirements and travel limitations,...more

Lowndes

Are Employment Agreements Still Valid During a Pandemic?

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COVID-19 (coronavirus) has disrupted daily life for all of us. As an employer, you may be wondering whether you must honor the terms and conditions of the employment agreements with your key or executive level staff or...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

The Impact of COVID-19 on Cybersecurity

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Seyfarth Synopsis: As individuals and businesses continue to focus on the rising number of confirmed Coronavirus cases throughout the world and what steps they can take to guard against infection, malicious actors are...more

Payne & Fears

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: How to Measure the 500-Employee Threshold With More Than One Potential Employer

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The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) sets a 500-employee threshold for purposes of the emergency paid sick leave and family medical leave expansion provisions. Many employers raise the question of whether...more

Thompson Coburn LLP

The COVID-19 Crisis: Questions and answers for employee welfare benefit plans

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What are group health plans required to cover with respect to COVID-19? The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “ Act”) signed into law March 18 generally requires group health plans to cover COVID-19 testing and...more

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What Employers Should Do When An Employee Contracts COVID-19

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Employers must take affirmative steps to decrease the spread of COVID-19 and reduce its impact upon their employees and the work environment to comply with their OSHA responsibilities. To satisfy those requirements, employers...more

Vinson & Elkins LLP

An Updated Look At “What To Do With Employees Who Cannot Work At Home During The Coronavirus Crisis”

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It was only five days ago that we discussed how employers might soften the blow for employees whose jobs could not be performed from home. Much has happened since then. The day after our post, the Department of Labor...more

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