Employers and the Coronavirus Disease

February 28, 2020
With continued breaking headlines from news outlets regarding the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID19) throughout the world, and its capacity for disruption to the international economy, employers are questioning what, if any, specific actions they should consider in forming their own response plan. Guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) offer valuable tips for employers in responding to employee concerns. Click here to continue reading.

FBI Issues New COVID-19 Cyber Alert for Healthcare Providers

April 24, 2020

On April 21, 2020, the American Hospital Association alerted its members that the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) had issued an FBI Flash to update healthcare providers on additional cyber activity that continues to exploit fears related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The FBI stated that it had been notified of targeted email phishing attempts against US-based medical providers. The phishing attempts use subject lines and content related to COVID-19 and distribute malicious attachments. Individuals or companies receiving email with unsolicited attachments that may be a phishing attempt should NOT open the email or email attachment if the individual or the company does not have the capability to examine the attachment in a controlled and safe manner. Click here to read the full article.

The DOL Issues Guidance for Employers to Address the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 12, 2020

The United States Department of Labor (DOL) issued guidance for employers to address questions about wage and hour issues that employers may face in dealing with the coronavirus. It is posted here. In addition, the DOL posted information about leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) for employers. It can be found here.

Highlights from Families First Coronavirus Response Act, H.R. 6201 (Act)

March 19, 2020

Following the passage of H.R. 6201 by the Senate on March 18, 2020, known as
the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, President Trump signed the Act into law
shortly thereafter. The Act is the first relief measure passed in response to the COVID-19
outbreak in the United States; however, it is expected that more aid will be forthcoming.
Click here to read the full article.

EEOC Issues Guidance on What Employers Should Know about the ADA and Rehabilitation Act in Light of COVID-19

March 20, 2020

It is now common knowledge that the World Health Organization (“WHO”) has classified COVID-19 as an international pandemic. This week, The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued guidance to employers on implementation strategies to utilize in navigating the impact of COVID-19 in the workplace, specifically how it impacts the Americans With Disabilities Act (“ADA”) and Rehabilitation Act. Click here to read more.