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Department of Labor Provides Clarity to FMLA, FLSA, and FFCRA Covid-19 Guidelines

July 30, 2020 | Client Alert

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued additional clarifications to their FAQs and guidelines related to the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”), and the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”). In these clarifications, the DOL addresses questions about telework, compensation for paid leave, and the exempt status of workers.

The EEOC Releases New COVID-19 Guidelines

June 11, 2020 | Client Alert

Many labor and employment commentators assumed that OSHA would take the laboring oar in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite OSHA’s various pronouncements which we have addressed here and here, its enforcement has been spotty.

The EEOC Releases New COVID-19 Guidelines

June 11, 2020 | Client Alert

Since President Trump’s March 13, 2020 declaration of a national emergency, the number of OSHA-issued citations has dropped by nearly 70%, and the inspection rate has also dropped. As of May 18th, an OSHA spokesperson reported the agency has not issued a single citation related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Senate Passes House Act Amending Key PPP Loan Provisions

June 4, 2020 | Client Alert

Late on June 3, 2020, the Senate passed without amendment the House version the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 (the “Act”). The Act amends certain Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) provisions of the CARES Act.