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Judge J. Paul Oetken of the Southern District of New York found the United States Department of Labor exceeded its authority when it limited eligibility to leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. The decision affects employers in New (More)
At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. employers were asking employees to report if they had visited certain countries and, if the answer was yes, the employees were subject to at least a 14‑day quarantine. As the pandemic resurges after t (More)
The Flexible Furlough Scheme (FFS) commenced today, July 1, 2020, and you can now submit claims for periods starting on or after 1 July. GOV.UK published a news story this afternoon announcing this commencement. To read the full text of this po (More)
On June 11, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released additional Q&As in “What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws.” As businesses reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic, (More)
Following the end of the circuit breaker period on 1 June 2020, Singapore is implementing a gradual resumption of business. During this period, employers are likely to continue to have concerns over cost-saving and business continuity measures and th (More)
Singapore’s circuit breaker period came to an end on 2 June 2020 with the government introducing a three-phased approach for transitioning into a “new normal” and resuming economic activities safely. To read the full text, please visit th (More)
On May 20, 2020, Chicago City Council passed two ordinances intended to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic: a COVID-19 anti-retaliation ordinance and an amendment to the Chicago Fair Workweek Ordinance, which provides employers with a six-month delay t (More)
On May 14, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finally published guidance in the form of a one-page workplace decision tree. Although the document―entitled “Workplaces During the COVID-19 Pandemic”―provides high-level r (More)
Rapid changes in remote work requirements and availability are playing havoc with the PERM process for employers (the process under which employers must conduct a test of the U.S. labor market as part of the green card process for their foreign natio (More)
The City of Chicago City Council committee with responsibility for employer-related issues has advanced two separate ordinances intended to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The full City Council is expected to vote on both of these proposed ordina (More)
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