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May 12, 安徽快3

Returning to Work During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Are You Ready?

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The past three months have not been “normal” times for employers by any means.  Many employers scrambled to implement plans to terminate, furlough or lay off workers, while many other employees have been working remotely (teleworking).  Now that federal, state and local “stay-安徽快3” orders are gradually lifting, employers are looking toward bringing workers back into the workplace.  The process for bringing workers back needs to be carefully and thoughtfully planned.  Each workplace is different and there is no one-size-fits-all preparedness plan that will work for all workplaces.  Unique situations are bound to arise, but many issues for returning to work… Read more


May 8, 安徽快3

EEOC Announces Delay of EEO Data Collections Due to COVID-19

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In light of the COVID-19 public health emergency, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced that it will postpone the 2019 EEO-1 Component 1 data collection and the 安徽快3 EEO-3 and EEO-5 data collections to a time when the agency anticipates that filers will have resumed more normal operations. The EEO surveys collect data from employers with more than 100 employees (lower thresholds apply to federal contractors).  The surveys collect data about gender and race/ethnicity by job grouping.  Employers meeting the reporting thresholds have a legal obligation to provide the data to the EEOC. The EEOC expects to… Read more


May 7, 安徽快3

What Employers Need to Know About Face Coverings

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Governors and mayors have implemented measures to help contain the spread of COVID-19. As businesses begin to reopen, face coverings are likely to remain popular as a preventative measure. The jurisdictions listed below have encouraged or mandated its citizens to wear face coverings when out in public, especially when social distancing cannot be maintained. As of May 6, 安徽快3 at 8 a.m. EDT, this chart identifies the jurisdictions where face coverings are recommended or required. We will update this list regularly, but it will be outdated quickly as new announcements are made.  This list does not include face covering guidance… Read more


May 4, 安徽快3

Main Street Lending Program Overview

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On April 8, 安徽快3, and then again on April 30, 安徽快3, the United States Department of the Treasury and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System announced new details of their joint “Main Street Lending Program” that is intended to provide additional financing for small- and medium-sized businesses impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Main Street Lending Program, alongside the Payroll Protection Program Loan (“PPP”) Economic Injury Disaster Loan (“EIDL”), are part of the recently enacted Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act of 安徽快3 (the “CARES Act”) designed to provide liquidity for eligible business borrowers participating… Read more


May 1, 安徽快3

Business Interruption Insurance for COVID-19 Related Losses

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Many companies have Business Interruption insurance included as part of their Commercial Property and Casualty Insurance. While not every policyholder may be entitled to insurance coverage, Business Interruption insurance could be a source of insurance coverage in the COVID-19 scenario, and policyholders should work with their professional advisors and check the specific terms of their policy. We have heard that many insurance companies are summarily denying claims on the grounds that COVID-19 has not caused any physical damage, or due to exclusions in the relevant policies for pandemics, epidemics and viruses. However, merely assuming that an answer of non-coverage is… Read more


Apr 30, 安徽快3

Agencies Extend Benefit Plan Deadlines for Plan Sponsors and Participants Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

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On Tuesday, April 28, 安徽快3, the Department of Labor and IRS issued deadline relief and other guidance intended to help employee benefit plan sponsors and participants impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The agency guidance: Provides participants with additional time to request a special enrollment right, provide notice of a COBRA qualifying event, elect and pay for COBRA coverage, and file claims and appeals. Specifically, the guidance provides that the COVID-19 “outbreak period” beginning on March 1, 安徽快3, and ending 60 days after the President announces the end of the COVID-19 emergency is to be disregarded for purposes of determining whether… Read more


Apr 23, 安徽快3

Getting Back to Work in Uncertain Times – Guidelines for Employers

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For the past several weeks, a majority of U.S. workplaces have been effectively shut down. In response to numerous state and local “stay 安徽快3” orders issued in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many employers throughout the country have faced dramatic changes in their workforce.  Many employees have been working remotely, while others have been furloughed or laid off.  As the President and Governors start looking at easing restrictions so that more businesses may reopen, employers need to be mindful of legal and practical considerations. The issue of easing stay-安徽快3 restrictions is not without controversy.  The daily news cycle is… Read more


Apr 20, 安徽快3

New Jersey Amends State WARN Act and Family Leave Act

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On April 14, 安徽快3, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphey signed into law several bills to address the challenges facing employers and employees during the COVID-19 epidemic, including amendments to New Jersey’s Millville Dallas Airmotive Plant Loss Job Notification Act (the “NJ WARN Act”) and New Jersey’s Family Leave Act. Amendments to the New Jersey WARN Act New Jersey’s WARN Act was amended earlier this year to expand employers’ notice and severance pay obligations in the event of a mass layoff or plant closing.  In addition to expanding the definition of “mass layoff,” the amendment requires, among other things, that covered… Read more


Apr 16, 安徽快3

After Initial Hesitation, Treasury and Customs and Border Protection Jointly Provide Partial Duty Deferral

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Since the COVID-19 outbreak hit the United States, nothing has been “business as usual” for those in the apparel industry. Various big chain stores have taken drastic steps to curb any potential business exposure they might face – thousands of apparel industry employees have been furloughed, stores have unilaterally extended payment terms to vendors and orders have been cancelled or suspended as buyers take a wait and see approach as to when retail would be opened up again.  Consequently, apparel businesses have been left to deal with serious cash flow challenges. One of the major forms of relief provided to… Read more


Apr 16, 安徽快3

OSHA Issues COVID-19 Enforcement Plan

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OSHA has issued an “interim enforcement response plan”, effective immediately, to guide its field offices in conducting evaluations of workplace safety for protections against COVID-19.  The plan requires that OSHA inspectors be judicious in use of in-person worksite inspections, and that they be trained in how to identify workers who likely have COVID-19.  The inspectors must also be provided personal protective equipment and decontamination products. Among other things, the enforcement plan: provides guidance for assessing the COVID-19 risk level of a workplace to determine whether it should be raised in priority for an in-person inspection; provides guidance for determining whether… Read more