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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
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
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
In light of the ongoing spread of the novel coronavirus that is now called “COVID-19,” many employers are wondering what steps they can/should take to keep their workforce safe. While encouraging employees to work from home if feeling sick, and… Continue reading What Employers Should Know About Workplace Safety Amidst the Coronavirus Outbreak
As you likely have heard, on December 18, 2019, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a 2-1 decision upholding a Texas judge’s decision that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) became unconstitutional after Congress reduced the individual mandate penalty for… Continue reading Affordable Care Act’s Uncertain Future—an Update
As 2020 approaches, it’s time to start thinking about whether your organization is going to seek new H-1B status for any foreign national employees or applicants. For foreign nationals not already in H-1B status, they must be selected for one… Continue reading H-1B Lottery Season Begins Early 2020