DOL and IRS Provide Needed Guidance on What Documentation Employers Should Gather for Families First Coronavirus Response Act Leave

April 2, 2020

The Department of Labor (“DOL”) released temporary regulations that, among other things, clarify what documentation an employer should gather when employees seek leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”). Click here to read the full article.

OSHA Releases New COVID-19 Poster

April 8, 2020

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently published a new workplace poster aimed at reducing workplace exposure to the coronavirus. Specifically, the poster highlights ten infection protection measures every employer can implement to protect workers’ safety and health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to read more.

Tennessee Joins Other States in Effort to Increase Access to Unemployment Benefits for Workers Affected by COVID-19

March 23, 2020

On March 19, 2020, Governor Lee signed an Executive Order making it easier for workers affected by COVID-19 to get unemployment benefits in Tennessee. The Executive Order follows the guidance provided by the U.S. Department of Labor earlier this month. Click here to read the 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.