Late Saturday, March 28, 2020, the United States Department of Labor updated, for the third time in less than a week, its guidance on the implementation of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) paid leave provisions.

The most recent guidance, among other updates, addresses two issues that have previously been unclear and will have

Late on Thursday, March 26, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor released a second round of guidance for employers to answer additional questions about the paid leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”).

The following is a brief recap of some additional questions answered in the new guidance. However, for more information,

The COVID-19 pandemic has made decision-making for employers feel urgent. Each headline of new cases and new restrictions screams “action”; however, perspective and thoughtfulness are qualities that will serve us all well as we navigate daily challenges.

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Late on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) released its first guidance for employers attempting to navigate the paid leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”). Because the DOL has yet to issue any regulations to implement the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (“EPSLA”) and the Emergency Family

To our valued clients and friends. We are providing an interim update on Governor Lamont’s Executive Order No. 7H regarding new severe restrictions on workplaces for “non-essential businesses” issued last evening and effective Monday, March 23, 2020 at 8:00p.m.

Since the announcement of the Governor’s “Stay Safe – Stay Home” initiative, we have been

On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed House Bill 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) into law. The law takes effect on April 2, 2020, and remains in effect until December 31, 2020. The FFCRA amends portions of the FMLA while also providing for paid sick leave in limited cases.

Because of the

On March 16, 2020, the U.S. House of Representatives passed “corrections” to House Bill No. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”). The new version of the bill will come as a relief to many employers because it removes or restricts many of the paid leave provisions established in the original bill. Like the

Over the weekend, some 8,000 unemployment claims were filed just in Connecticut (the average is 1,000).  With the Governor ordering the closures of restaurants and bars (except for takeout and delivery), gyms, movie theaters, and more effective at 8 p.m. on March 16, 2020, many employers have already begun instituting mass layoffs.

As a result,

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, the White House recently announced that “out of an abundance of caution, temperature checks are now being performed on any individuals who are in close contact with the President and Vice President.”  These checks will cover employees, visitors, and members of the press.  In a prior post,

On March 10, 2020, Governor Lamont declared civil preparedness and public health emergencies related to the COVID-19 outbreak. The primary effect of those declarations is that the Governor is empowered to take actions in order to protect the safety and health of residents in the State. This authority can be quite broad, so employers may