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.
We address issues, cases and matters of statutory and regulatory compliance of employment law that can impact a business' growth and profitability.
The effects of COVID-19 on the workplace are complex and evolving.
COVID-19 is No Day at the Beach: The Unfortunate Reality of Having to Avoid the Perilous Legal Waters of a Mass Layoff
With the government and private business establishing safety and health measures to combat the spread of the COVID-19 more companies are faced with the unfortunate and the inevitable decision to reduce their workforce through temporary or permanent business closures or layoffs.
It’s hard to keep up with all of the recent changes in employment law and even harder to make sure your employee handbook is up to date. Plus, it’s a real pain to have to make revisions to your handbook and much easier to just let it be. But, employers who choose the latter do so at their peril. Here are three examples of changes in Illinois law that may require you to update your handbook.