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Back-To-Business FAQ's for Employers Under the FFCRA

As federal and state governments begin reopening the economy, many employers are beginning to bring back employees from furloughs and lay-offs.  Employers covered by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) must still provide Paid Sick Leave benefits and Emergency Family and Medical Leave.  Here are a few Q&A's on situations employers might encounter:

COVID-19 Employment Law Resources

Everything related to COVID-19 is complicated and scary.   But when it comes to COVID-19 employment law resources, we've got your back. Our COVID-19-related policies, memoranda, letters, and forms will help your business get through this difficult time.  

New CDC Guidance For Employers Is Here

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued new guidelines for essential workers and businesses still operating (found here). The guidance is focused on when workers can return to work after having been exposed to the new coronavirus. 

SFNI Attorney Whitney White Selected to 2020 Texas Rising Stars List by Super Lawyers

Sessions, Fishman, Nathan & Israel is delighted to announce that Whitney White of our Dallas Office has been named as a 2020 Texas Rising Star in Consumer Law by Super Lawyers.

D.C. To Prohibit Debt Collection Through Early August

Pending the D.C. Mayor's signature, Washington D.C. is expected to enact a new law - B23-0733 - prohibiting debt collectors from attempting to collect debts from District of Columbia residents through at least early August.


DOL Issues New Rule on FFCRA - A Guide to Understanding the New Federal Paid Sick and Paid Family Leave Rule

On April 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a 124-page "temporary rule" to help employers navigate the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).  The rule follows the FAQ's previously issued by the DOL (blogged about here) and provides additional clarification on employer coverage, the qualifying reasons for leave, documents required by employees asking for leave, and the documentation employers need to maintain.

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