A New York federal court ruled this week that major portions of the Department of Labor's regulations governing the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) exceeded the Department's authority. The FFCRA was passed by Congress in March of this year to aid...
Governor DeWine Issues State-Wide Mask Mandate for Ohio, Recommends Self-Quarantine for Travelers from COVID Hotspots
During Wednesday’s Coronavirus Press Briefing, Governor Mike DeWine announced that face coverings will become mandatory in all 88 counties across the State of Ohio beginning Thursday, July 23, 2020, at 6:00 pm. Previously, the Governor resisted implementation of a...
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently released new guidance addressing some common questions involving the intersection between certain discrimination laws and the COVID-19 crisis. Since the EEOC has been fairly quiet lately compared to other agencies,...
On Wednesday evening, the U.S. Senate approved the House’s version of the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act by unanimous voice vote. This bipartisan amendment to the Payroll Protection Program (“PPP”), which the President has already signed into law, is a...
After some uncertainty, the SBA clarified on Wednesday that it will not investigate borrowers who received Paycheck Protection Program loans of $2 million or less to determine if the loans were properly certified as “necessary” to support the borrower’s ongoing...
As many businesses begin to reopen in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently updated its guidance surrounding the Americans with Disabilities Act and treatment of employees who are at a higher risk of harm from...
After much delay, Ohio’s Department of Job and Family Services has officially begun implementing the CARES Act’s unemployment provisions. As of Friday, Ohioans are now free to register for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) and will also begin receiving Pandemic...
Late yesterday, Congress passed its fourth major piece of coronavirus relief legislation, with the House unanimously approving the Senate’s version of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Health Care Enhancement Act. President Trump has indicated he will promptly...
On Wednesday, the Department of Labor published regulations to implement the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The 124-page document offers the Department’s latest, most thorough, and most formal guidance regarding the FFCRA. Requirements of the FFCRA...
It was recently reported and confirmed by the BWC Administrator, Stephanie McCloud, that eighteen new workers’ compensation claims have been filed alleging workplace exposures to COVID-19. While local, state and federal governments are making emergency provisions and...
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