In the COVID-19 world we are in today, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has established new rules to help employers slow the spread of this devastating virus. While the EEOC has created new and more flexible rules of permitted employer conduct, the EEOC’s guidance has continued to
Articles Discussing Workplace Issues Related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Government officials across the world are easing up, or preparing to ease up, on the stringent business closures and stay at home orders that were implemented to slow the spread of COVID-19. Numerous governments have enacted economic relief programs to help employers and employees deal with the immediate impact
The executive and equity compensation plans, agreements, policies and arrangements (collectively, the “Plans”) of publicly traded companies receive close scrutiny from various shareholder advocacy groups during the annual proxy season, which is well underway for 2020. These groups advise institutional shareholders whether to vote for, to abstain from voting on,
Several current and former federal officials recently sent letters to the President and the Attorney General urging action to protect persons in custody or facing arrest and detention during the COVID-19 crisis. In response, Attorney General Barr has issued separate directives to all U.S. Attorneys and DOJ Department Heads and
As they work to combat the surging COVID-19 virus, healthcare providers recently were reminded by legislators and regulators of the importance of data security and privacy protections. Read more here.
In a series of guidance issued since May 5, 2020 (some of which was withdrawn, revised, and reissued), the U.S.
On May 4, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service released much-anticipated guidance related to implementing the retirement plan aspects of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) enacted on March 27, 2020, see our article here. Although the questions and answers fall short of resolving all open questions,
The wave of COVID-19 litigation is not coming; it has arrived. Even before most states open back up for business, plaintiff’s lawyers are suing employers for a variety of alleged violations related to the virus, including discrimination, workplace safety violations, and unpaid overtime. Notably, the volume of these filings
Out of the uncertainty and chaos of the cancellation of the NCAA Winter championships and Spring seasons caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, digital and social media leaders at a small group of 50 schools came together to launch the #UnitedAsOne campaign to show unity and support for all student-athletes
On April 14, 2020, the State of New York filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Labor challenging the DOL’s regulations, governing implementation of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The FFCRA requires private employers with fewer than […]
In our post of April 4, we advised there was an ambiguity between the CARES Act and subsequent guidance issued by the Small Business Administration (SBA) on whether employees of foreign affiliates of applicants are considered when determining eligibility for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans.
Applicants in the SBA’s Business
On Friday, the President signed the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, which provided an addition $310 billion into the CARES Act’s Paycheck Protection Program. The program goes live again on April 27 at 10:30 EDT. While the […]
As the public health emergency from the COVID-19 pandemic eases and some states begin to open the economy, physician practices and other health care services will begin to prepare to welcome their patients back to their offices to provide non-COVID-19 health care services. In anticipation of the re-opening, the Centers