Along with its requirements for paid leave and unemployment insurance, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA, H.R. 6201) also imposes new coverage requirements on group health plans that relate to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
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The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic presents unprecedented challenges for any employer seeking to provide a healthy working environment. To help mitigate some of the uncertainty, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued updated guidance for employers considering screening and testing protocols for employees and job applicants.
Obviously, COVID-19 has changed everything over the last couple weeks. Travel has been cut down. Restaurants, malls, and theaters are shuttering. The markets are down. And, as you might guess, all this takes a heavy toll on your employees. It’s a stressful time for them in many ways, and that will most likely contribute to […]
Last week, we discussed the signing of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) into law, as well as the revisions it underwent as it went through the legislative process. On March 24 and 26, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) announced its first two rounds of published guidance concerning the […]
The second quarter (Q2) of 2020 was forecasted to remain steady with hiring intentions, but now that the coronavirus has hit, will this hold true? The short answer: It depends.
While remote work is the norm for many across the globe (43% of workers, in fact), the rest of us are relatively unaccustomed to this lifestyle. Figuring out how to be just as productive at home as you are in the office can be a huge adjustment. So as a manager, how do you continue […]
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is causing disruptions throughout society, and government agencies aren’t immune from the need to make changes to normal practices.
In light of the unusual state of current affairs employers are facing due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced it will exercise discretion to defer the “in-person” requirements associated with Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9).
Employers, employees, and HR face so many different challenges when it comes to the coronavirus that many are feeling overwhelmed. As the stewards of organizational culture, HR professionals need to meet the challenges with grace and positivity.
By the time you read this article, you have probably already been personally affected by the economic ramifications of the coronavirus. Many organizations have already begun rounds of terminations. Others have opted for mandatory furloughs for employees. Still others have opted for some combination of the above, along with other measures, to keep them afloat […]