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COVID-19 Labor & Employment Resources

Arent Fox’s Labor & Employment group is providing continuous updates on key issues stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. Below is an overview of all our Labor & Employment analysis and links to helpful resources.

State and Local Government Articles

May 19, 2020

Employers’ Best Practices to Avoid NYC Human Rights Violations While Responding to COVID-19

May 15, 2020

Massachusetts Issues Mandatory Workplace Safety Standards

May 8, 2020

California Presumes Workers’ Comp Covers Employee COVID-19

May 6, 2020

50-State Status Update: Essential Businesses and Permitted Activities Amid Stay At Home Orders

April 20, 2020

Virginia Governor Extends Certain COVID-19 Restrictions

April 17, 2020

Governor Hogan Issues New Face-Covering and Physical-Distancing Order

April 17, 2020

DC Mayor Extends Public Health Emergency, Stay at Home Order, and Closure of Non-Essential Businesses to May 15

April 16, 2020

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam Signs Spate of Pro-worker Statutes

April 15, 2020

Governor Northam Signs Groundbreaking Virginia Values Act

April 15, 2020

New Virginia Law Expands Whistleblowers Protection

April 7, 2020

Massachusetts Provides Updated Guidance Concerning COVID-19 Essential Services

April 6, 2020

California Employees May Sue for Civil Penalties, Even After Settling Individual Claim

March 31, 2020

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser Issues Stay-at-Home Order

March 30, 2020

Virginia Governor Issues Stay-at-Home Order

March 30, 2020

Maryland Governor Issues Stay-at-Home Order

March 25, 2020

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser Issues Order Limiting Gatherings and Closing Certain Non-essential Businesses

March 25, 2020

Governor Cuomo Signs “New York State on PAUSE” Executive Order Regarding Guidance on Essential Services

March 24, 2020

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam Issues Order Limiting Gatherings and Closing Certain Non-essential Businesses

March 24, 2020

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan Issues New Closure Order

March 23, 2020

Governor Cuomo Issues Statute of Limitations Suspension and All Non-Essential Filings Are Curtailed in Response to COVID-19

March 21, 2020

The District of Columbia Responds to COVID-19 Pandemic with New Workforce Protections

Paid Sick Leave Articles

April 24, 2020

California Enacts New Supplemental Paid Sick Leave for Food Industry and Agricultural Workers

April 23, 2020

San Francisco, San Jose Mandate Special COVID-19 Paid Leave

April 22, 2020

Emergency Regulations From Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance Create New Standby Status

April 20, 2020

Employers Face New Los Angeles Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

CARES Act Articles

May 7, 2020

Newly Released Guidance on Rehiring Employees for PPP Borrowers

April 30, 2020

DOD Clarifies Use of Section 3610 of the CARES Act to Reimburse Federal Contractors For Keeping Employees in a Ready State

April 29, 2020

DOL Issues Troubling Guidance on CARES Act Unemployment Benefits Impacting Certain Non-Profits

April 13, 2020

IRS Clarifies Interaction of Payroll Tax Deferral with PPP Loan Forgiveness Under CARES Act

April 7, 2020

SBA’s Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for the Paycheck Protection Program

April 6, 2020

SBA Offers Guidance on Affiliation Rules for Paycheck Protection Program

March 25, 2020

A New Marshall Plan: Congress Nears Passage of CARES Act

March 15, 2020

House Passes Bipartisan Coronavirus Relief Bill

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Articles

May 14, 2020

Employers Beware: Avoiding Retaliation Claims in COVID-19 Era

May 8, 2020

Best Practices for Providing Notice and Documenting Paid Leave Requests Under the Family First Coronavirus Response Act

April 8, 2020

Quick Reference Guide on Providing Sick Leave, Family Leave, and Disability Leave to NY Employees Under New York Senate Bill S8091 and the FFCRA

April 3, 2020

Breaking News: Limitations on Receiving Sick Leave and Family Leave Under the FFCRA and New York State Senate Bill S8091

April 2, 2020

Treasury and IRS Release FAQs On Paid Sick and Family Leave Tax Credits for Small and Mid-Size Employers

April 2, 2020

US Department of Labor Issues Temporary Final Rule Implementing Families First Coronavirus Response Act

March 30, 2020

AF COVID-19 Podcast: Employer Obligations Under the Proposed Families First Coronavirus Act (H.R. 6201) (Podcast)

March 27, 2020

The Department of Labor Issues New Guidance Explaining Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

FMLA and ADA Articles

May 8, 2020

Best Practices for Providing Notice and Documenting Paid Leave Requests Under the Family First Coronavirus Response Act

May 7, 2020

EEOC Updates COVID-19 Guidance on Dealing With Employees Who Have Underlying Medical Conditions

April 20, 2020

New: EEOC Updates COVID-19 Guidance

April 14, 2020

AF COVID-19 Podcast: Dealing with Health-Related Issues in the Workplace Under the ADA (Podcast)

April 10, 2020

The EEOC Updates Its COVID-19 Guidance

March 25, 2020

New York’s Paid Sick Leave, Disability Leave, and Family Leave Protections in the Wake of COVID-19

March 20, 2020

The EEOC Issues Additional Guidance in Light of COVID-19 Pandemic

March 20, 2020

FMLA Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 18, 2020

What the EEOC says that Employers Should Know about the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and COVID-19

Workplace Safety Articles

May 12, 2020

Workers’ Compensation Expands in Response to COVID-19

May 4, 2020

Top Considerations for Reopening Fashion and Retail Companies Amidst COVID-19

May 1, 2020

COVID-19: What Retailers Need to Know Before Reopening

May 1, 2020

Returning to Work in the Midst of COVID-19

April 29, 2020

Reimagining the World of Work Due to COVID-19

April 28, 2020

OSHA Issues Guidance Addressing Enforcement Procedures During COVID-19 Pandemic

March 16, 2020

OSHA’s Requirements for Preventing and Minimizing the Occupational Risks of COVID-19

February 16, 2020

CDC Publishes Interim Coronavirus Guidance for Employers

Wage and Hour Articles

April 3, 2020

California Offers Guidance on Wage and Hour Issues and COVID-19

March 16, 2020

FLSA Implications of the Coronavirus Pandemic

Trade Secrets Articles

April 17, 2020

Keeping Your Trade Secrets Secret – Reasonable Measures for Unreasonable Times

Layoff and Furlough Articles

March 26, 2020

California Orders Partial Suspension of Cal/WARN Act

March 22, 2020

Temporary Office Closings, Furloughs, and Layoffs: What Employers Should Know About the WARN Act

Employee Relations and Discipline Articles

March 25, 2020

Best Practices for Managing Employees While on Telework Status

March 17, 2020

Discipline and Employee Rights During the Coronavirus

Unemployment Insurance Articles

March 23, 2020

The Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Response to COVID-19

Government Resources

Entity

Description

California Labor & Workforce Development Agency

California Guidance for Employers and Workers

CDC

Guidance for Schools, Workplaces & Community Locations

CDC

CDC Travel Health Notices

DOL

DOL Issues New Rule Clarifying Overtime Exemption for Retail and Service Employees

DOL

DOL Issues FAQs on WARN Act and COVID-19

DOL

As Employers Begin to Reopen, DOL Issues Final Rule Clarifying Fluctuating Workweek Overtime Compensation Method

DOL

Department of Labor - Families First Coronavirus Response Act Q&A

DOL

FFCRA Poster for Federal Workers

DOL

FFCRA Poster for Non-Federal Workers

DOL

FFCRA Poster FAQs

DOL

Department of Labor Field Assistance Bulletin

DOL

Executive Order 13706 - Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors

DOL

FMLA FAQs

EEOC

Latest EEOC COVID-19 Guidance Addresses Two Key Employment Questions

EEOC

Checklist for Employers Regarding Anti-Harassment

EEOC

Technical Assistance Q & A

EEOC

Pandemic Preparedness in the Workplace and the ADA

EEOC

Transcript of Outreach Webinar

EEOC

Enforcement Guidance for Reasonable Accommodations

EEOC

Discrimination Based on National Origin or Race

EEOC

Tips for Small Businesses Regarding Harassment Policies

EEOC

Chart of Risk Factors for Harassment Strategies

EEOC

Technical Assistance on Severance Agreements

EEOC

Compilation of COVID-19 Resources

IRS

COVID-19-Related Tax Credits for Required Paid Leave Provided by Small and Midsize Businesses FAQs

USCIS 

Executive Order Suspends Certain Green Card Applications & Hints That Additional Immigration Restrictions Are Forthcoming

New York

NY Executive Order 202.8 (March 20, 2020)

NY – Empire State Development

NY Request for Designation as Essential Business

Virginia

Virginia Values Act

Virginia

Virginia Whisteblower Statute

Virginia

Virginia Laws Combatting Worker Misclassification:

House Bill 1407

Senate Bill 744

House Bill 984

Senate Bill 894

House Bill 1199

Senate Bill 662

House Bill 1646

Virginia

Virginia Laws Banning Employment Discrimination:

House Bill 827

Senate Bill 712

Virginia

Virginia Laws Combatting Wage Theft:

House Bill 123

Senate Bill 838

House Bill 337

Senate Bill 48

Virginia

Virginia Laws om Limitations on Non-Complete Agreements:

House Bill 330

Senate Bill 480

Virginia Department of Labor and Industry

Virginia Unpaid Wages Claims

Virginia Employment Commission

Virginia Unemployment Claims