Wait, what?!? We’ve got ANOTHER coronavirus-related lawsuit where THE PLAINTIFF IS A LAWYER.

Image Credit: publicdomainvectors.org (Public Domain) Earlier this month, I told you about an attorney who claimed that her former employer wrongfully discharged her for refusing to violate a stay-at-home order. Now, we’ve got another lawyer plaintiff, this time claiming that his former employer fired him for taking FMLA leave when he contracted COVID-19. But before…

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OSHA wants your company to record COVID-19 illness at work. But, it’s not as harsh as may seem.

U.S. Government/Gobierno de los Estados Unidos / Public domain The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has adopted revised policies for enforcing OSHA’s COVID-19 requirements. Among them, its enforcement policy for recording cases of coronavirus. Here’s what your business needs to know: Under OSHA’s recordkeeping requirements, coronavirus is a recordable illness,…

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The Employer Handbook Blog 2020-05-18 10:30:48

Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay About a week ago, there were reports that the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention was about to release this interim guidance to help businesses reopen. But, it never saw the light of day. Late last week, however, the CDC did some flowcharts to assist various types of businesses…

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DOL: COVID-19 is not an excuse to skip your employees’ paychecks

Image by Jo_Johnston from Pixabay About a month ago, a hairstylist filed a COVID-19 class-action lawsuit in New Jersey. Her claims were the prototypical lowest-hanging fruit. That is, the plaintiffs allege that the employer withheld pay from employees once it abruptly closed its doors to the public due to the coronavirus. Sadly, the companies filed…

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