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March 25, 2020
On March 24, 2020, the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor issued its first round of guidance on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. According to the DOL, the guidance “addresses critical questions, such as how an employer must count the number of their employees to determine coverage; how small businesses can obtain an exemption; how to count hours for part-time…
March 23, 2020
On Tuesday, March 10, 2020, Governor Jared Polis declared a state of emergency in Colorado relative to Coronavirus (“COVID-19”). The very next day, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (“CDLE”) passed emergency rules regarding paid sick leave and access to wage support. While the focus surrounding COVID-19 is generally about keeping ourselves and those around us safe from the virus,…
March 20, 2020
On March 18, 2020, the Families First Coronavirus Act (H.R. 6201) (the “Act”) was signed into law. The Act provides a broad range of economic relief for both businesses and families -- it expands the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), requires paid sick leave, and offers dollar for dollar tax credits for employers to recoup costs related to paid leave under the Act through the end of 2020.…
March 18, 2020
On March 13, 2020, President Trump declared the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic a national emergency. Shortly after midnight on March 14, 2020, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted to pass the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) in response to the Coronavirus outbreak to reduce the economic impact on individuals and business taxpayers. Although the bill is still…
March 17, 2020
On Wednesday, March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (“WHO”) announced that the coronavirus (“COVID-19”) has become a pandemic. The virus has infected nearly 120,000 people in 114 countries. More than 4,000 have died. In Part 2 of our series, we continue to answer questions that employers have presented to us.
Question: We provide critical support to a healthcare system and we cannot…
March 11, 2020
On Wednesday, March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (“WHO”) announced that the coronavirus (“COVID-19”) has become a pandemic. The virus has infected nearly 120,000 people in 114 countries. More than 4,000 have died. We answer some basic questions that employers have presented.
Question: I have an employee with flu-like symptoms. Can I send them home or ask them to seek medical attention?…
July 22, 2018
A recent case from the Sixth Circuit underscores the complexity associated with accommodating individuals with disabilities and the problems that arise when employers deny requests for accommodations. In Hostettler v. The College of Wooster, No. 5:15-cv-01601 (6th Cir. July 17, 2018), the Court reversed summary judgment for Wooster and revived plaintiff’s claim for disability discrimination under…
April 22, 2018
Jill E. Hall and Justin M. Harrison of the Firm's Charleston, WV office will be presenting at the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce 2018 Human Resources Conference in Charleston on April 26, 2018.
Jill will be discussing "What's Going On with Healthcare: The Latest Changes and Impacts on Your Employee Benefits Program." Justin will be discussing "Guns in the Workplace."
The Human Resources…
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