As we approach the new year, it's crucial to stay informed about the latest developments…
Several agencies have started issuing guidance on certain COVID-19 shutdown related issues, like making sure no discrimination is happening when you recall your employees.
Additionally, OSHA has come out with FAQs about masks in the workplace. Please read this to stay informed of guidelines, mask performance, etc.
- Legal Alert: EEOC Warns Against Age Discrimination and Other Workplace Concerns During Back-To-Business Push – This is good information to keep you out of trouble as you start bringing back your workforce.
- Legal Alert: Key Takeaways from OSHA’s New FAQs about Face Coverings in the Workplace – Good info here about types of masks, OSHA’s view of protection, and your potential liability for providing or failing to provide face coverings in the workplace.
- Ford Harrison PPP Update: Documenting Compliance with Agency Requirements and Guidance to Qualify for the Business Activity Exemption – If your company is unable to return to the same level of business activity due to compliance with requirements established or guidance issued by HHS, the CDC, or OSHA related to the maintenance of standards for sanitation, social distancing, or any other worker or customer safety requirement related to COVID–19, then you may be eligible for PPP loan forgiveness. This article breaks down the requirements for meeting that exemption.
- Recall Furloughed Workers Lawfully – Employers recalling furloughed workers should plan carefully to avoid legal hazards as they determine who will return to work and what to include in recall letters. This article by SHRM helps you navigate those waters.