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Amy and Eric are talking COVID-19 and Thanksgiving on YouTube. Only in 2020…

I had intended to keep the typing to a minimum today by sending you over to The Employer Handbook YouTube Channel, where I posted this video in which my colleague, Amy Epstein Gluck, and I tried to answer the question: “How should businesses handle employee travel for Thanksgiving?

Then Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf went and signed this new Executive Order yesterday that significantly changes how local employers will do business for the foreseeable future. Continue reading

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Let’s say that your child attends school either on a hybrid or full-time schedule. Your child comes into close contact with another person with COVID-19. The school instructs you to quarantine your child at home for 14 days while the class continues.

Are you eligible for leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)? Let’s find out.

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Back in March, President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) into law. The FFCRA allows eligible employees to receive either paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19.

Recently, COVID-19 numbers have begun spiking again. However, a new study has found that the FFCRA has actually helped to flatten the curve. Continue reading

Ok, confession time.

I’ve procrastinated on preparing the slide deck for my upcoming presentation, A Return to Work from COVID-19: EEO and Other Employment Law Considerations,  for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Continue reading

Let’s give credit where credit is due. When Congress passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division had the unenviable task of creating and implementing supporting guidance, enforcing the law, and tending to all of its other responsibilities. All during a COVID-19 pandemic.

It wasn’t going to be perfect. Continue reading

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