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ELDI ALERT –CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT PASSED

3/19/2020 | General

Last night, Congress passed and the President of the United States signed into law the “Families First Coronavirus Response Act” (the “Act”), the anticipated coronavirus relief bill.  The Act has several main components: paid sick leave for affected workers; paid family leave for affected workers; increased unemployment compensation funding to states which loosen their eligibility rules for unemployment compensation benefits; free testing for those needing testing for the COVID-19 virus; expanded food aid; and tax credits to employers who provide […]

CORONAVIRUS BEST PRACTICES AND CAUTIONS FOR EMPLOYERS

3/11/2020 | General

Although the news on the coronavirus expands daily as schools close and events are postponed, employers cannot shut down their businesses indefinitely.  Employers increasingly are dealing with inquiries from concerned employees and must be prepared to respond.  There are both hygiene considerations and employment law considerations which employers should address: Hygiene Considerations and Best Practices Encourage employees to wash their hands frequently with soap and water. CDC guidance is clear that frequent handwashing is one of the best methods to […]