Several different forms of legislation have been passed in the last few months to tackle the ongoing economic issues stemming from the global pandemic. One of these pieces of legislation is the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).
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An Ohio employee sued after being terminated for self-quarantining because of COVID-19. Although her lawsuit is pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, federal laws do require most employers to provide coronavirus-related leave.
While we’re clearly not post-coronavirus yet, employers are currently trying to figure out how to create a recruiting pipeline during these times of uncertainty. For any employer currently hiring, there have been a lot of ups and downs recently, and recruiting—despite high levels of unemployment, which typically bring more interest in any job post—has been […]
If you’re like most businesses, you’re eager to reopen or return to “normal” operations as soon as possible. But before you reopen your offices and businesses—and perhaps while you have some extra time on your hands—it’s a good idea to dust off and update your employment policies to account for the new coronavirus world we […]
May is Mental Health Month and for one industry, workers are stepping up to provide much needed mental health support for their peers. More than 600 psychiatrists are volunteering to staff a hotline that is providing counseling services to physicians during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The impacts of isolation have been well studied. While the relationship between being alone and feeling mentally unwell can be a complex one, generally speaking, those who are prone to depression often find that loneliness exacerbates the situation.
President Donald Trump’s announcement that he would suspend immigration to the United States as part of the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic sparked anger among businesses reliant on foreign workers. Perhaps bowing to that pressure, the final version of the president’s executive order (EO) doesn’t affect temporary foreign workers, but employers may still worry […]
As the coronavirus crisis worsens, multitudes of industries are experiencing supply shortages, closures by state and federal governments, labor shortages, and many other challenges.
As employers begin looking beyond the immediate effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and start thinking of bringing people back to work, they will be wise to realize the new virus means permanent changes related to their obligation to provide a safe workplace.
In a crisis, our attention tends to shift from the most common, everyday concern of needing approval to the more basic needs of security and control (water, food, shelter, etc.).