COVID-19 AFFECTS THE NEBRASKA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION COURT

Recently, the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court issued an edict noting that any and all trials or hearings scheduled in April, 2020, before the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court will only be conducted by video or telephonic conference unless special permission is granted by the trial judge upon written motion of the parties.  Given the same, any […]

COVID-19 UPDATE: DOL RELEASES FFCRA TEMPORARY REGULATIONS AND IRS RELEASES ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued temporary regulations for the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which confirmed that employees must give notice to their employers of the need to take leave and provide documentation to support paid sick leave and emergency family and medical leave. The IRS also provided guidance on the documentation […]

PROVIDE FFCRA LEAVE AND NOTICE STARTING TODAY, APRIL 1, 2020

Remember to provide required Families First Coronavirus Response Act leave and post the Notice of Employee Rights today. All covered employers must provide leave to eligible employees under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and post the Notice of Employee Rights in a conspicuous place and/or send electronically to teleworking employees starting today. Information about who […]

COVID-19 UPDATE: CARES ACT AND DOL RELEASES ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

In the past few days, two significant legal developments occurred which will impact employers and small businesses. On Friday, March 27, 2020 the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) was signed into law. The CARES Act provides more than $2 trillion in various relief measures, including expanded unemployment relief, funding options for […]

COVID-19 UPDATE: DOL Questions and Answers

Yesterday, March 26th 2020, the DOL issued guidance entitled “Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers” which answered many outstanding questions about leave being provided under the Families First Coronavrius Response Act.  The Q&A provides guidance about the employee threshold, use of intermittent leave, utilizing the small business exception, counting hours worked for purposes […]

COVID-19 UPDATE FROM BAYLOR EVNEN: FAMILY FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT SUMMARY AND EMPLOYER CONSIDERATIONS

We know many of our clients have been responding to the rapidly-evolving circumstances created by COVID-19. We have appreciated the opportunity to partner with many of you in addressing your organization’s response to this pandemic and issues such as remote work considerations, restricting business travel, potential employee leave, and other matters necessary to navigate these […]
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