On March 27, 2020, the President signed into law a massive two trillion dollar stimulus bill addressing a wide range of challenges to our economy caused by the coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic.  The legislation, entitled The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”), supplements and modifies prior bills, including the Families First Coronavirus Response

Following two rounds of guidance on the paid leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA” or the “Act”) last week, the Department of Labor (“DOL” or the “Department”) released additional guidance this weekend addressing issues of critical importance to many covered employers:  the scope of the Act’s health care provider and emergency

As the April 1 effective date for the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA” or the “Act”) paid leave requirements rapidly nears, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) continues to update its compliance guidance for covered employers.  As a reminder, the Act’s leave provisions—which mandate paid sick leave and paid expanded Family and Medical Leave Act

Yesterday, March 24, 2020, the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor (“DOL”) published a news release and three guidance documents on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA” or the “Act”).  As we explained in our recent post, the FFCRA will require covered employers to provide certain levels of paid emergency

Our U.S. employment team continues to stay at the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the most recent guidance from government officials, new legislation and regulations, and the problems our clients are facing and practical and legal responses to these problems. In this webinar, the second in our COVID-19 employment series, we have amassed our

President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the Act) into law on March 18, 2020, the same day that it passed the Senate.  Among other emergency measures intended to address the coronavirus pandemic, the Act requires covered employers to provide employees with two distinct types of leave for coronavirus-related reasons—up to 2

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) enforces workplace anti-discrimination laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) and the Rehabilitation Act.  This week, the EEOC twice updated its webpage for “What You Should Know About the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and COVID-19” to include additional guidance with respect to job applicants and

Our global Employment team has actively been assessing global, regional, and local government guidance in response to COVID-19 as well as preparing strategies for how you can best comply with emerging guidance and relevant employment law. We understand that change is happening rapidly, and we wanted to share our current findings on how best to

The “Families First Coronavirus Response Act” (the “Bill”), a broad response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, has passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 363-40 and is expected to pass in the Senate and be signed into law by President Trump.  The Bill would impose significant obligations on covered employers, including

On March 11, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) (along with the White House Coronavirus Task Force) issued guidance for the next thirty (30) days for Santa Clara County, CA, and Seattle-King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties, WA. This guidance specifically recommends that employers in these jurisdictions conduct “[r]egular health checks on arrival