Published: September 23, 2020

Please join us as the Firm’s Labor & Employment Practice hosts our Annual Executive Series in Labor and Employment Law on Wednesday, October 21, 2020. Attorneys in our Labor & Employment Practice will discuss the intersection between the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”), the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), and new and existing state leave laws. Following our substantive presentation, we will lead a series of dynamic roundtable discussions focused on issues impacting your workplace.

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Published: September 21, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has created myriad grey areas and confusion for even the most agile and adaptive employers. Business owners and managers attempting to adapt to the “new normal” face daily questions and concerns about employee leaves and benefits related to COVID-19, which are impacted by ever-changing government guidance, executive orders, and employment laws.

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Published: September 1, 2020

Employers nationwide who underwent temporary layoffs, furloughs and/or employee schedule reductions due to the coronavirus pandemic must be on the lookout for a new wave of federal WARN Act notices that are likely coming due this Fall. Additional notices may be required for covered employers under who, according to the federal WARN Act, engaged in certain employment decisions that have lasted longer than 6 months and result in “employment loss” for full time employees, which is broadly defined.

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Published: June 3, 2020

The Small Business Administration and the Treasury Department issued an interim-rule requiring employers who have received PPP funds and anticipate seeking loan forgiveness to inform their state unemployment office if a furloughed or reduced-hour employee is offered reinstatement, but declines the offer. This is an important change for all businesses receiving PPP funds that amends prior guidance published by the Treasury Department.

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Published: June 1, 2020

Under Chicago’s new COVID-19 Anti-Retaliation Ordinance, employers face harsh penalties for terminating employees who follow COVID-19-related stay at home, quarantine or isolation orders.

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Published: May 28, 2020

Starting June 5, Pennsylvania restaurants will be permitted to resume somewhat-normal dining service. Limitations have been set for counties across the state depending on their current phase of reopening. Click here to read more about what limitations have been put in place from county to county.

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