We recognize the unique implications that COVID-19 is having on businesses in our community, and the difficult decisions that employers must make during this time.
As businesses respond to the impact of the coronavirus on their workforce, it is imperative to consider these federal laws in decision-making:
• Americans with Disabilities Act
• Fair Labor Standards Act - an employer who implements a work from home status should consider legal pitfalls that may arise from such an arrangement, including certain timekeeping obligations.
• Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) – This NEW federal legislation becomes effective April 2, 2020 and will have a significant impact on businesses in our community.
Employers with fewer than 500 employees will be faced with drastic changes. The new law, among other things:
More information about the FCCRA, including notice requirements can be found here.
We are available and accessible during this time to help navigate these laws and the resulting challenges.
Please click here to contact us with questions or to request more information.
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