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EEOC Publishes Additional COVID-19 Guidance, Including Confirmation of Employer Ability to Temperature Test under ADA (US)

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued additional guidance for employers dealing with the issues presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.  This information – available here – includes confirmation that employers may ask employees who report feeling ill or who call in sick whether they are experiencing any symptoms consistent with the coronavirus infection … Continue Reading

Updated FAQs on US Employment Issues Presented by COVID-19 Pandemic

Employers understandably have many questions concerning the employment-related implications and consequences of the current coronavirus pandemic.  We have put together an FAQ guide – accessible here – addressing many of these questions.  We also are planning another webinar for the week of March 23 to provide an update on legislative developments as Congress works to … Continue Reading

UPDATE (17 March 2020) – House Passes Emergency Coronavirus Response Act, Includes Federal Paid Sick Leave Requirement (US)

On Saturday, March 14, 2020, the US House of Representatives passed a version of HR 6201, referred to as the “Families First Coronavirus Response Act (Act).” The comprehensive emergency measure expanded nutrition and food assistance, unemployment insurance benefits, and protections for workers exposed to risks by the pandemic. Most notably for employers, HR 6201 included … Continue Reading

COVID-19 and the Arizona Paid Sick Leave Law (US)

In 2017, Arizona passed the Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act, which requires all Arizona employers to provide paid sick leave (PSL) to their employees, whether they work full-time or part-time or on a permanent, temporary, or occasional basis. (A number of other US states have passed paid sick leave laws.)  Employers with fewer than … Continue Reading

WEBINAR 16 March 2020: Addressing Coronavirus Practically and Legally: What US Employers Need to Know

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), commonly known as the “coronavirus,” is now impacting employers all across the US.  Every organization should have a plan of action in place concerning the coronavirus as the threat of an outbreak at your workplace cannot be ignored. Please join us for a live webinar on Monday, March 16, 2020 … Continue Reading
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