As the school year begins, employers are struggling to understand how the paid leave mandates under the FFCRA apply to the varied iterations of school reopening. The Department of Labor has updated its Q&A resource to address some of these questions.
Virginia’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”), 16VAC25-220, went into effect after being adopted by the Department of Labor and Industry’s (DOLI) Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Program and the Virginia Safety and Health Codes Board
In a decision impacting all employers covered by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), a federal court upended some of the employer-friendly limitations set forth in the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) implementing regulations.
Maryland’s Governor issued an Order expanding the mandated use of face coverings to almost all private workplaces, effective 5:00 p.m. on July 31, 2020. In addition, new travel restrictions were also announced, including “strongly recommending” 14-days quarantine periods for certain travel.
The CDC has issued a lengthy document in support of the President’s Plan for Opening America Up Again, containing specific Interim Guidance documents for employers with high-risk workers, as well as for child care programs, schools, bars and restaurants, and mass transit.
Various federal agencies have recently issued additional COVID-19 guidance of significance (more or less) to employers.
The federal Department of Labor (DOL) issued new Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions and added to its extensive Questions and Answers resource for the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).
The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated its “What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws” resource to expand upon its guidance on some issues of concern to employers – reasonable accommodations and employee testing.
Governor Hogan issued “Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery,” his plan for reopening the state as the COVID-19 pandemic crisis begins to ease. This plan is of critical interest and importance to Maryland employers, and we outline the plan here.
During the past week or so, various federal agencies have issued additional COVID-19 guidance of significance (more or less) to employers. We summarize these developments.
The U.S. Department of Labor updated its Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers on March 28, 2020 to provide guidance on a number of key issues.
A blog post by Fiona W. Ong, “Timekeeping and Telework – Guidance from the DOL” was featured on HRSimple.com on September 15, 2020.
On October 1, 2020, Fiona W. Ong and Parker E. Thoeni will present “FFCRA Paid Leave Mandate Revised, DOL Reaffirms its FFCRA Regulations: What attorneys and employers need to know”
Fiona W. Ong, Teresa D. Teare, and Lindsey A. White presented a webinar, “COVID-19 and Beyond: The Top Labor and Employment Law Issues of 2020” to the Baltimore chapter of
Darryl G. McCallum was elected to the Board of Directors of the Better Business Bureau of Greater Maryland at its annual meeting on September 18, 2020. The BBB advances marketplace
In one of the Firm’s first in-person trials since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, a masked Mark J. Swerdlin represented a floor covering distributor in a district court wage payment claim.
We are delighted to announce that eleven of our partners were listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021: Bruce S. Harrison, Eric Hemmendinger, Darryl G. McCallum, J. Michael McGuire, Fiona W. Ong,
Lindsey A. White was a presenter for the Maryland State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section’s “Legal Summit Series: LGBTQ Employee Rights Before the Supreme Court and Beyond” on
Fiona W. Ong has once again been recognized by Lexology as its “Legal Influencer” for Q2 2020 - Employment - U.S. Lexology publishes in excess of 450 legal articles daily
Lindsey A. White authored “COVID-19 antibody testing: Useful screening tool or impermissible medical examination?” which was featured as a Practice Tip in the June 5, 2020 edition of Labor and
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