As we have recently posted on numerous occasions, 3/17/20, 3/19/20, 3/27/20, 4/6/20, and 8/10/20, the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) requires most employers with fewer than 500 workers to provide paid time off for specified reasons related to COVID-19, including that (1) the employee is suffering from COVID-19

As employers across the country are re-opening or preparing to re-open their “doors,” federal agencies are continuing to issue guidance in light of the unique challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.  As we previously reported, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has published regular guidance regarding employees returning to the workplace.

On June 11,

On May 20, 2020, the New York State Department of Labor (“NYSDOL”) published guidance for Phase 1 reopening employers, requiring mandatory health screening assessments before employees begin work each day and for essential visitors (not customers). The guidance establishes that Phase I employers must inquire as to whether employees and/or visitors have experienced the following:

On Thursday May 7, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) updated and clarified its previous guidance as to how employers should treat employees with underlying medical conditions amidst the COVID pandemic. The link to the guidance can be found here.  As we have previously blogged on 5/7 and 3/2, the EEOC has

With talk of reopening states and getting back to work emerging amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) announced that employers may test for COVID-19 without violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). In COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws, the EEOC provides that