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The United States Department of Labor (DOL) has issued new and updated guidance providing more clarity on employers’ responsibilities under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). It appears that the new guidance was posted on March 26, 2020, although… Continue reading U.S. DOL Issues Updated Q&A Regarding FFCRA
Phase Three of the federal government’s legislative response to the COVID-19 pandemic—the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020—has passed the U.S. Senate and House today and is headed to the President’s desk. The 880-page CARES Act… Continue reading Who CARES? Every Small and Mid-Sized Business Should!
On March 25, 2020, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) provided the mandatory posters (non-federal / federal) regarding employee rights under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). All government employers and all private-sector employers with fewer than 500 employees are required… Continue reading U.S. DOL Rolls Out FFCRA Posters and the OESC Makes Important Unemployment Changes
Yesterday, in an expansion of Oklahoma’s efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19, Governor Stitt issued his Safer at Home executive order, requiring “vulnerable individuals” to remain at home statewide through April 30, 2020, and non-essential businesses to close until… Continue reading What Oklahoma Businesses Need to Know About the Safer at Home Executive Order
The Department of Health and Human Services and several other governmental agencies have expanded the types of technologies allowed for the delivery of telehealth services in an effort to fight the spread of COVID-19. Healthcare Practice Group Chair Karen S.… Continue reading Gavel to Gavel: Telehealth Expanded in Battle Against COVID-19
Since the recording of our FFCRA Virtual Panel released earlier today, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) issued an official Q&A regarding the new Act. In the first question, the DOL states that the FFCRA will become effective on April 1, 2020. Continue reading U.S. Department of Labor Announces April 1 Effective Date for FFCRA
Crowe & Dunlevy, in partnership with Oklahoma Human Resources state council, released a recorded panel explaining the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act, including discussion of requirements, compliance, potential legal pitfalls and steps employers should be taking now to prepare their workforce for the seismic changes that come with this new law. Continue reading OKHR, Crowe & Dunlevy Release COVID-19 Labor Law Information
Last night, President Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. This sprawling piece of legislation is likely just the first of several packages of legislation coming from Congress to address the COVID-19 pandemic and its devastating impact… Continue reading The Families First Coronavirus Response Act—It’s Now the Law. What Does that Mean for Your Workplace?
To help fight the spread of COVID-19, the federal government has taken several significant steps to expand the permitted use of telehealth technologies and telehealth services available to Medicare beneficiaries. Continue reading Telehealth Options Expanded to Curb Spread of COVID-19
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has stated that their guidance on pandemic preparedness specifically applies to COVID-19, potentially allowing employers to measure the body temperatures of employees. Labor & Employment Practice Group member Mary P. Snyder examines the laws and… Continue reading Coronavirus in Oklahoma: During Pandemic, Taking Workers’ Temperatures May Be OK