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More FFCRA Leave Questions Answered re Summer Camp Closures

Summer is here, and employers and employees are now facing the issue of summer camp closures.    On Friday, the U.S. Department of Labor, Wage & Hour Division (WHD) clarified its enforcement position in Field Assistance Bulletin No. 2020-4 (FAB), confirming that eligible employees may take paid leave under the federal Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA), if their minor children's summer camps or other programs are closed. Read more

OSHA Issues Road Map for Reopening Businesses

Yesterday, OSHA issued guidance detailing a 3-phase roadmap for nonessential businesses reopening their doors following COVID-19 shutdowns and guidelines for employer reopening policies. The guidance outlines 3 phases for reopening the workplace: Read more

U.S. Supreme Court Gives Huge Civil Rights Victory to LGBTQ Workers

Yesterday, in a landmark ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court confirmed that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity and sexual orientation. Read more

New EEOC Guidance- Part II: Navigating Employment Issues during the Pandemic

As we blogged about yesterday here, the EEOC released additional guidance to help employers navigate tricky workplace issues and decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic. The complete guidance and EEOC FAQ can be found here. Read more

New EEOC Guidance - Part I: Navigating Employment Issues during the Pandemic

On June 11, 2020, the EEOC released additional guidance to help employers navigate tricky workplace issues and decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic. The complete guidance and EEOC FAQ can be found here. Read more

The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act Is the Law

The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act ("PPPFA") was signed into law on June 5, 2020.    The PPPFA tweaks the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to give borrowers greater flexibility, both in terms of how they spend their loans and the length of time they have to spend it, and relaxes some requirements for forgiveness. Read more

The Sessions Firm Presents with ACA International "When COVID-Mary Returns - Part II" June 16, 2020 -- 3 PM EST (2 PM CST)

Join us for our newest 1 hour ACA presentation on June 16 for Part II of a 2-part series addressing potential litigation risks and liability facing employers for Covid-19 reopening issues.

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Sessions Fishman Nathan & Israel proudly announces that for the third year Rachel A. Morris from our Tampa office is a Florida Super Lawyer - Rising Star in Employment & Labor Law: Employer. Read more

WARNing to Employers: COVID-19 WARN Act Suits Are Here

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, employers have made difficult decisions to cut back on costs, including furloughs and layoffs. Now, COVID-19-related lawsuits alleging violations of the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) are being filed. Read more

The Sharks are Circling Part II: COVID-19 Employment Law Claims on the Rise

As we blogged about here, lawsuits relating to COVID-19 are on the rise.   Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) lawsuits and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) charges of discrimination are predicted to skyrocket in the coming months. Burbach v Arconic Corp., et al., filed in Pennsylvania federal court, is a good case study. Read more




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