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California Employee Rights During the COVID-19 Outbreak
Post On Jun. 16, 2020

Coronavirus’s spread throughout the United States has drastically changed the relationship between employers and their employees. However, there are numerous laws and statutes that protect California employees’ rights, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. CARES Act and PUA Program First and...

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Family First Coronavirus Response Act
Post On Jun. 02, 2020
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Information for employers and employees, in relation to the recently-enacted Family First Coronavirus Response Act ("FFCRA") Basic Considerations The FFCRA requires that covered employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. Covered...

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Can I File a Maryland Workers’ Compensation Case for coronavirus/ COVID-19?

Maryland law may provide workers’ compensation benefits for those that contract a disease because of their employment. MD occupational disease standards Maryland workers’ compensation law provides compensation for individuals who contract what is known as an occupational disease through their...

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Immigration Options for the H1b employee under the Covid-19 Pandemic
Post On Apr. 29, 2020
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options to those H1b employees who have been affected by employment uncertainty resulting from the Covid-19 impact Short term Options A short-term option that we will generally discuss with these impacted foreign nationals is that of the B visa. The B visa is a short term (6 month) visa that is...

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Employee Rights under the ADA during the COVID-19 Pandemic - what you need to know
Post On Apr. 17, 2020

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued new guidance on the interplay between the current Coronavirus crisis and the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). That guidance can be read in full here https://www.eeoc.gov/facts/pandemic_flu.html ADA and COVID-19 The ADA protects...

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Employer Obligations and Employee Rights Families First COVID-19 Response Act
Post On Apr. 16, 2020
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Employer Obligations and Employee Rights concerning the Coronavirus outbreak. There have been some very recent changes in response to this public health emergency, so please ensure you are in compliance. First, to remind you that on Thursday, March 19, 2020, the California Governor issued an Order...

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HOW DO YOU LIMIT YOUR EXPOSURE NOT JUST TO COVID-19?

(PUT YOUR DISTANCING IN WRITING.) 1. Why draft a workplace distancing policy? Oregon Executive Order No. 20-12 requires it. All businesses not otherwise closed by the order are required to establish, implement and enforce social distancing policies. The penalty for not adhering to the order is a...

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Iowa Attorneys Answer Your Legal Questions about COVID-19
Post On Apr. 15, 2020

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COVID-19 and the FFCRA: What You Need to Know NOW

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”)
Post On Apr. 14, 2020
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The recently passed Families First Coronavirus Response Act makes substantial changes to sick and FMLA leave for businesses and employees in 2020. The FFCRA provides new benefits to employees through two new laws: The Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave...

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Protecting Trade Secrets Under Coronavirus COVID-19 Work From Home Policies
Post On Apr. 10, 2020
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COVID-19 is having a huge impact on businesses. The government has issued stay-at-home orders. Businesses have also implemented work-from-home policies for employees. These policies, however, may create new challenges for businesses in protecting their confidential information and trade secrets....

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Employee Rights During a Mass Layoff in the Era of COVID-19

This list provides a summary regarding California's WARN Act, which requires larger employers to provide advance notice prior to a mass layoff. The Right to Notice For employees of larger organizations (75 employees in the past year), the Cal-WARN Act is triggered when there is a "mass layoff."...

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act & Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act
Post On Apr. 08, 2020
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A summary of the new Families First CoronaVirus Response Act ("FFCRA") and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act ("EFMLEA") and the implications for Employees. New Employee Leave Rights Under FFCRA The FFCRA—in addition to expanding FMLA coverage—has created a new category of paid...

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Paid Sick Leave Rights for COVID-- the New Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), Sections 5102-5110, Significantly (Though Temporarily) Expands Employee Rights, by Requiring Employers to Provide Paid Sick Leave to Employees Impacted by COVID-19, and Forbidding Them From Firing Employees for Protesting Denial of Such Leave...

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Q&A About the Families First Coronavirus Response Act: What Employees Need to Know

With the passage of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), employees have questions about what the law does and doesn’t provide to those impacted by the coronavirus and COVID-19. In this article we’ll answer 7 of the most pressing questions employees face. Can I seek FMLA leave if my...

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Force Majeure - What It Means For Your Business
Post On Apr. 06, 2020
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A force majeure clause discharges certain contractual obligations upon the occurrence of a force majeure event. What obligations are discharged and under what circumstances depend on the language of the specific force majeure clause. What is Force Majeure? A force majeure event is an occurrence...

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Are your employees entitled to paid sick leave because of COVID-19?

We explain the new federal law, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, that expands employee's rights to sick leave due to coronavirus. What circumstances are covered These laws cover employees who are unable to work (or telework) for the following reasons related to coronavirus: - they are...

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Healthcare workers have a high risk of contracting the virus because of their exposure to COVID-19.
Daniela Stefania Carrión, Lawyer   Post On Apr. 01, 2020

During this Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak healthcare workers serve a vital role in providing medical care to those who are victims of this virus. Nevertheless, healthcare workers have a high risk of contracting the virus because of their exposure to COVID-19 patients. Detailed herein are the...

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Employment Law in a Time of Coronavirus: Fight Employer Abuses Even While Stuck at Home

This is a guide to some possible legal employment claims you can pursue during the Coronavirus/Covid-19 Crisis, even though they may be based on events that occurred while you were still going to work. It's a Good Time to Evaluate Your Potential Employment Case You may be presently enjoying not...

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Coronavirus - Immigration Update
Post On Mar. 28, 2020
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The Conoravirus pandemic has severely impacted the lives of people in the US, citizens and immigrants alike. Immigrants whether green card holders, persons with temporary visas or those who are undocumented need to protect their health and stay updated with US immigration policies. USCIS Response...

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