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Mar
23

COVID-19 and Workers' Compensation

With the rapidly evolving business and community environment as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, here is some basic guidance on how the pandemic could affect workers’ compensation and how employers can respond.

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Mar
19

COVID-19 and the ADA

Update: On April 9, 2020, the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC) issued a revised question-and-answer page about COVID-19 and the ADA.

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Mar
19

Families First Coronavirus Response Act is now law

On March 18, 2020, the U.S. Senate passed and President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which we first described to you on March 16, 2020, following its passage of the U.S. House of Representatives. This new law comes as employers around the world are reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic. Lanier Ford's employment lawyers have already provided guidance to multiple employers to assist them in responding to this virtually unprecedented issue.

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Mar
18

EEOC loosens employer medical examination guidance for COVID-19 outbreak

In a little-noticed posting on its website, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) this week provided some relief to employers from their ordinary obligations to avoid activities that might constitute a "medical test." Typically, employers in the United States covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are required to refrain from conducting "medical examinations" of their employees except under certain limits set out in ADA regulations. Some of these exceptions include—

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Mar
16

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance to Employers

Update:  The Families First Coronavirus Response Act has become law.  See this discussion.

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