What Employers Need to Know About U.S. House Bill 6201: Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Wednesday afternoon, the Senate passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, and President Trump signed it into law. The act contains several provisions that will significantly impact employers with fewer than 500 employees.

If this applies to you, your obligations become effective no later than April 2, 2020 – 15 days from the date of

Do You Have a Plan for a Pandemic? Dealing with Sick, Not So Sick, and Not Even Sick EmployeesThe coronavirus has already had a large (some would say devastating) effect on the global economy. How will it affect the day-to-day operations of an employer? Obviously, businesses want their employees to be safe and healthy, but news stories about the spread of an infectious disease can affect a workforce in many different ways.  Employers

“Open” Might Not Mean Open: How FMLA May Affect a Position’s AvailabilityDoes a position that a company is holding for an employee out on FMLA leave an “open position” as contemplated by the Americans with Disabilities Act? In Maxwell v. Washington County, a Mississippi federal district court said the short answer is “no.”

Background

The FMLA requires a covered employer to return an eligible employee