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New York District Court Vacates Parts of FFCRA Regulations Including Healthcare Provider Definition

Shortly after the Department of Labor issued its FFCRA regulations, the state of New York filed a lawsuit challenging some of the provisions.  Today (four months after the regulations went into effect, and just five months before the FFCRA is set to expire), the federal district court in New York struck down four provisions in... Continue Reading…
August 3, 2020

New York District Court Vacates Parts of FFCRA Regulations Including Healthcare Provider Definition

Shortly after the Department of Labor issued its FFCRA regulations, the state of New York filed a lawsuit challenging some of the provisions.  Today (four months after the regulations went into effect, and just five months before the FFCRA is set to expire), the federal district court in New York struck down four provisions in... Continue Reading
August 3, 2020

Extended School Closings Create Homework for Employers

You can hear the parents wailing across the country (almost like kindergartners on their first day of school), as states begin to announce their plans to keep physical schools closed or alternate between in-school and virtual classes for the upcoming year. The collective parent wail is outmatched only by that of their employers, who are... Continue Reading
July 21, 2020

Extended School Closings Create Homework for Employers

You can hear the parents wailing across the country (almost like kindergartners on their first day of school), as states begin to announce their plans to keep physical schools closed or alternate between in-school and virtual classes for the upcoming year. The collective parent wail is outmatched only by that of their employers, who are... Continue Reading…
July 21, 2020

Summer Break Does Not Necessarily Mean A Break From FFCRA Leave Requirements

Its July. A time when in normal years, schools are closed and families are planning vacations. But in 2020, paid vacation is being replaced with paid leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”), leaving employers asking, can they still do that?! For public employers and employers with less than 500 employees, the FFCRA... Continue Reading…
July 1, 2020

Summer Break Does Not Necessarily Mean A Break From FFCRA Leave Requirements

Its July. A time when in normal years, schools are closed and families are planning vacations. But in 2020, paid vacation is being replaced with paid leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”), leaving employers asking, can they still do that?! For public employers and employers with less than 500 employees, the FFCRA... Continue Reading
July 1, 2020

EEOC Opines on COVID-19 Testing by Employers

In the past few weeks, the EEOC has updated its What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws on multiple occasions. The EEOC’s most recent update to this informal guidance provides an answer to the following question: “May an employer administer a COVID-19 test (a test to... Continue Reading…
April 27, 2020

EEOC Opines on COVID-19 Testing by Employers

In the past few weeks, the EEOC has updated its What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws on multiple occasions. The EEOC’s most recent update to this informal guidance provides an answer to the following question: “May an employer administer a COVID-19 test (a test to... Continue Reading
April 27, 2020

Pregnancy Accommodation Case Turns on Similar Ability to Do the Job, Not “Similarly Situated” Test

If an employer provides light duty to employees injured on the job, does it have to provide light duty to pregnant employees?  The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently wrestled with this question. In Durham v. Rural/Metro. Corp., the Eleventh Circuit held that a pregnant employee, who was denied light duty after being placed on... Continue Reading
April 22, 2020

EEOC Answers Key Questions for Employers, Including Whether Employers Can Identify an Employee Diagnosed With COVID-19 to a Public Health Agency

Employers have been struggling with exactly what information they are permitted to disclose to a public health agency when an employee is diagnosed with COVID-19. The EEOC yesterday for the first time advised that, at least under the Americans with Disabilities Act, employers may disclose the employee’s name to the public health agency. However, employers... Continue Reading…
April 10, 2020

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