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...
Friday afternoon, the House approved the Senate’s version of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (or “CARES Act”) by unanimous voice vote. This massive 880 page, $2 trillion piece of legislation aims to provide relief for those workers and...
On March 24, 2020, the Department of Labor published its first round of guidance regarding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. The new guidance, released in the form of two fact sheets and a question and answer document, provides some clarity to questions...
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