Employment Law

4/23/20: Opening Up American Again

DOWNLOAD PDF THE WHITE HOUSE & CDC’S“OPENING UP AMERICA AGAIN GUIDELINES”:Employers Need Written Safety Policies to Prepare for the New “Normal” There is no question that employers are dealing with questions and issues they never anticipated at the beginning of this year. Companies have suffered layoffs, furloughs and shut-downs. Employees face reduced income or unemployment. One thing is certain – a lot has changed. We continue to navigate through the… Read More »4/23/20: Opening Up American Again

4/11/20: New Department of Labor Regulations Clarifying the Families First Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Update for Employers

DOWNLOAD PDF On April 10, 2020, the United States Department of Labor (the “DOL”) issued additional information and amendments in its ongoing series of regulations related to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “FFCRA”) to correct and clarify its prior guidance. The DOL’s new correction is effective as of April 10, 2020. I. Background The FFCRA contains two Acts with major implications for employers: (1) the Emergency Paid Sick… Read More »4/11/20: New Department of Labor Regulations Clarifying the Families First Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Update for Employers

4/1/20: Employer Alert: New Department of Labor Regulations for EFMLEA

DOWNLOAD PDF NEW DEPARTMENT OF LABOR REGULATIONS FOR THE EMERGENCY FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE EXPANSION ACT AND THE EMERGENCY PAID SICK LEAVE ACT On April 1, 2020, the Secretary of the United States Department of Labor issued new regulations which clarify employers’ obligations under the newly effective Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (the “EPSLA”) and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (the “EFMLEA”). Both Acts are part of… Read More »4/1/20: Employer Alert: New Department of Labor Regulations for EFMLEA

3/30/20: UPDATE TO: COVID-19: Frequently Asked Questions for Employers

DOWNLOAD PDF THE FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “Response Act”), which includes two provisions which significantly impact small and mid-size employers. These provisions, the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (the “EPSLA”) and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (the “EFMLEA”), create new and significant leave requirements in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19). To assist… Read More »3/30/20: UPDATE TO: COVID-19: Frequently Asked Questions for Employers

3/26/20: COVID-19: Frequently Asked Questions for Employers

DOWNLOAD PDF THE FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “Response Act”), which includes two provisions which significantly impact small and mid-size employers. These provisions, the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (the “EPSLA”) and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (the “EFMLEA”), create new and significant leave requirements in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19). To assist… Read More »3/26/20: COVID-19: Frequently Asked Questions for Employers

3/25/20: Department of Labor Regulations Regarding COVID-19: Frequently Asked Questions for Employers

DOWNLOAD PDF On March 24, 2020, the United States Department of Labor (the “DOL”) issued regulations related to the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (the “EPSLA”) and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (the “EFMLEA”). The EPSLA and EFMLEA are part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “Response Act”) which President Trump signed into law on March 18, 2020. These new regulations will significantly impact how… Read More »3/25/20: Department of Labor Regulations Regarding COVID-19: Frequently Asked Questions for Employers

3/21/20: State of Illinois Stay-at-Home Order Announced

The attorneys at Pappas Wright, P.C. are devoting their constant attention to COVID-19 developments and are devoted to helping clients navigate this unchartered territory. Governor Pritzker, following the efforts of other states, issued a Stay-At Home Order for the entire State of Illinois today during his 3:00 PM press briefing. We understand that with a Friday afternoon announcement and Saturday implementation, our QC businesses and clients are left with hours… Read More »3/21/20: State of Illinois Stay-at-Home Order Announced

3/19/20: Employer Alert Regarding COVID-19

DOWNLOAD PDF EMPLOYER ALERTOn March 18, 2020, the United States Senate passed H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “Response Act”) and President Trump signed it into law. The Response Act creates significant and new obligations for both public and private sector employers under the accompanying Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act. For purposes of interpreting this Act, employers should… Read More »3/19/20: Employer Alert Regarding COVID-19