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U.S. Department Of Labor Publishes Guidance Explaining Paid Sick Leave And Expanded Family and Medical Leave Under The Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Published Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Today, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) announced its first round of published guidance to provide information to employees and employers about how each will be able to take advantage of the protections and relief offered by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) when it takes effect on April 1, 2020.

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COVID-19: FAQs on Federal Labor and Employment Laws

Published Sunday, March 22, 2020

The recent spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States has caused employers to be increasingly concerned and uncertain regarding the future of their workforces. Below are some answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the latest developments on the virus and guidance from federal agencies.

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US Health Agency Hit by Cyberattack Amid Coronavirus Chaos

Published Monday, March 16, 2020

The US Health and Human Services (HHS) Department allegedly fell victim to a cyberattack on Sunday night (March 15), according to a Bloomberg report. The hack, which comes as the US fights an ever-increasing coronavirus outbreak, involved the spreading of misinformation about a “national quarantine” amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Employment Law Labor Issues Implicated by the Coronavirus (Podcast)

Published Tuesday, March 10, 2020

In this podcast, Ruthie Goodboe discusses the coronavirus (COVID-19) as it relates to labor law. She covers the key obligations and prohibitions under the National Labor Relations Act, including managing employees who refuse to work, union information requests, and other potential protected, concerted activity

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OSHA Issues New Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

Published Tuesday, March 10, 2020

On the evening of March 9, 2020, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a new guidance, “Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19.” The guidance divides employers into four risk categories and provides recommendations on engineering controls, administrative controls, and personal protective equipment to protect employees from coronavirus.

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DOL Issues COVID-19 Guidance Covering FLSA Obligations When Dealing With Coronavirus and Other Emergencies

Published Tuesday, March 10, 2020

On March 9, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division posted a helpful guidance for employers addressing some of the issues they are likely contemplating with respect to employee wages in different COVID-19 scenarios. “COVID-19 or Other Public Health Emergencies and the Fair Labor Standards Act Questions and Answers” offers answers to a number of questions related to emergencies generally under the federal wage and hour laws. Here is what you need to know.

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Traditional Labor Labor Issues Implicated by the Coronavirus (Podcast)

Published Tuesday, March 10, 2020

In this podcast, Ruthie Goodboe discusses the coronavirus (COVID-19) as it relates to labor law. She covers the key obligations and prohibitions under the National Labor Relations Act, including managing employees who refuse to work, union information requests, and other potential protected, concerted activity.

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The Practical NLRB Advisor: Winter 2020

Published Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Ogletree Deakins’ Traditional Labor Relations Practice Group is pleased to announce the publication of the winter 2020 issue of the Practical NLRB Advisor. This special double issue offers readers a thorough year in review of the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) activity in 2019.

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