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Mar
25

DOL announces April 1, 2020, as effective date for Families First Act

On March 24, 2020, the Department of Labor (DOL) posted a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page for the new Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which contains both the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and the Emergency Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Expansion Act. The FAQ introduced a new detail that we were all waiting on: the actual effective date for the Families First Act.

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Mar
24

SBA loans are available as part of relief for COVID-19 pandemic

Updated on March 31, 2020, with the changes made to the CARES Act that became law on March 27, 2020.

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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 September 8, 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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