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Over the weekend, we got news that federal emergency paid sick leave is coming, with significant changes to FMLA too. Yesterday, I broke it down in plain English for you.

Today at noon Eastern, I’m going on Facebook Live (here) and, by reader request, Zoom (here, limited space available) to answer some of your questions about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

But, speaking of timing, when the heck might this House bill become law? Continue reading


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What a week it was! I spent it providing coronavirus counseling out the wazoo, while reading more COVID-19 legal updates than I thought were possible, including me posting on Saturday. Saturday!?!

But, ICYMI, just after midnight on Saturday, the House passed a revised version of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act with approval from President Trump. Federal emergency FMLA and paid sick leave are practically here.

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Last week, we covered (here) what the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission wants employers to know about COVID-19 and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

This week, we have new guidance from OSHA and the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division. Continue reading


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Yesterday, I wrote about a recent Second Circuit opinion in which the appellate court held that an employee with migraine headaches who requested a transfer to another supervisor didn’t have a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act. That’s because his physical impairment didn’t substantially limit him from working. Continue reading


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The Americans with Disabilities Act protects applicants and employees from disability discrimination. When the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act took effect in 2009, Congress lowered the bar for what constitutes a disability. Indeed, it’s gotten so low, that my usual advice to clients is not to sweat whether someone has a disability. Continue reading

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