With back-to-school season approaching, or already here depending on one's location, the Department of Labor has published guidance relating to the reopening of schools and what qualifies for paid leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
New guidance from the US Department of Labor reaffirms that an employer may avoid liability under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) by establishing procedures for employees to report unscheduled time and then compensating them for any time they report, regardless of whether or not it requested the work.
The practical effect of the CDC's recent guidance is that, in most circumstances, employees may not need to remain out from work as long as previously was the case after testing positive for COVID-19 or developing similar symptoms.
Four key provisions of the US Department of Labor's Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) regulations were invalidated, including exemptions for certain health care providers and a work-availability requirement.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has signed an order requiring all businesses to conduct their operations in whole, or in part, remotely through individual teleworking of their employees unless doing so is not possible.
New guidance from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) outlines nine key concerns businesses should address in their reopening plans, ranging from hazard assessment to anti-retaliation policies.
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