As we finally closed out 2020, the required leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) also came to a close. However, the Department of Labor issued two new FAQ’s on its website (FAQ 104 and 105), clarifying that if an employee has not exhausted their FFCRA leave prior to January 1, 2021, a covered employer may elect to voluntarily extend the employee’s deadline to do so through March 31, 2021.
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As we enter our ninth month of the pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has reduced the recommended duration of quarantine periods for casual COVID-19 exposures, from 14 days to 7-10 days.
As we near the end of October, Illinois employers are reminded to submit their 2019 “final judgment” disclosures to the Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) by October 31, 2020. This report must include all “adverse judgments” between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019.
The U.S. Department of Labor has issued several updated forms for implementing the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the federal statute that provides up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave to eligible employees for medical conditions, and additional time for military leave. The forms are aimed at easing employer interpretation of certifications and eligibility issues.
Supreme Court Issues Landmark Ruling, Extending Federal Anti-Discrimination Protections to the LGBT Workforce
This morning, SCOTUS issued its decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, a case heard during the first week of its current term. In the decision, the Court extends anti-discrimination protections in the workplace to LGBT employees, in a 6-3 decision written by Justice Gorsuch and joined by Chief Justice Roberts.