workplace during COVID-19

EEOC Updates COVID-19 Guidance

In September, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated its guidance on COVID-19 and the workplace. The update provides answers to common questions about returning employees and federal equal employment opportunity laws. If you have concerns about your employment rights during what some are calling the “new normal,” talk to...

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Workers complying with COVID-19 guidelines.

EEOC Updates COVID-19 Return to Work Guidance

In June, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated its March 18, 2020 guidance, What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and other EEO laws. The updated guidance addressed a number of employment-related concerns as businesses reopen, including age discrimination, disability accommodations and workplace harassment. 

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Clearing Pandemic Hurdles as Employers Reopen

As states begin allowing businesses to reopen, employers will face significant challenges on a number of fronts, including complying with wage-and-hour laws and administering COVID-19 tests to workers. The best way to navigate these challenging times is with the advice and guidance of an experienced employment lawyer.

Businesses...
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EEOC Says Employers May Test Employees for COVID-19

On April 23, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated its guidance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and coronavirus. The EEOC previously announced that employers who are covered by the ADA could check their employees’ temperature to determine whether they have a fever. Now, the agency has clarified that...

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Unemployment Benefits & COVID-19

New York State is waiving the 7-day waiting period for Unemployment Insurance benefits for people who are out of work due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) closures or quarantines.

Because of the increased unemployment applications, New York state is implementing a filing system based on the first letter of the applicant’s last name....

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NEW YORK STATE QUARANTINE LEAVE LAW

Just as the federal government is addressing this, the State of New York is enacting legislation to address how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting employees.

On March 18, 2020, New York State enacted the Quarantine Leave Law (“Law”). The Law provides for additional paid and unpaid leave, and expands...

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