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*NEW* FORM I-9 GUIDANCE - COVID-19 TEMPORARY CHANGES & MORE

As we blogged about here, the Department of Homeland Security has relaxed some of the Form I-9 requirements for all remote workplaces during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Following that announcement, DHS released new increased fines for Form I-9 penalties, which we blogged about here.  More recently, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services agency (USCIS) has announced more changes. Read more

TELEWORK-HERE TO STAY? DON'T WORRY, WE CAN HELP

COVID-19 has shifted the way we work and forced millions of employees and business leaders to perform their jobs remotely. The switch to telework was fast and furious, and sound telework policies may not have been at the forefront of your transition plan during the chaotic early days of the pandemic.  Read more

STATE PAID SICK LEAVE MANDATES-NEW CO UPDATES AND MORE

Across the U.S., dozens of states and municipalities have enacted mandatory employer-provided paid sick leave laws, which are now in effect or scheduled to go into effect in the coming months (e.g., Arizona, California, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, etc.).  Read more

When COVID-Mary Goes to School Live Employment Law Training Wednesday at 11CST/12EST - Presented by ACA International

On Wednesday, August 26, 2020, at 11CST/12EST, SFNI attorneys, Elizabeth Fite Blanco and Rachel Morris, will lead a Live Video Training Seminar regarding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and the legal issues presented by children returning to schools online or partially online. Read more

Unemployment Insurance Benefits Fraud is on the Rise Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

During the pandemic, unemployment insurance (UI) benefits fraud has spiked dramatically. This is not surprising given the title wave of federal money and overwhelming number of UI claims filed in the last 6 months...over 50 million UI claims since March 2020 at last count. Read more

OSHA Provides Guidance Regarding the Safety of Face Coverings

Do you have employees who have expressed that it's "unsafe" to wear a face covering throughout the workday? If yes, you're not alone.   There are some adults who cannot safely wear a face covering. Specifically, CDC guidance states that a person "who has trouble breathing" should not wear a face mask, along with anyone who is "unconscious," "incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the cloth face covering without assistance."  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover-guidance.html

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New York District Court Vacates Parts of FFCRA Final Rule (Including Work Availability Rule)

Today, a federal district court in the Southern District of New York vacated several provisions in the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)'s FFCRA regulations.  As we blogged about here, the DOL issued a Final Rule on FFCRA leave back in April.  Among other things, the Final Rule lays out circumstances when an employee is not eligible for FFCRA benefits due to lack of work, and that employees may only take FFCRA leave intermittently with their employer's consent.

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