The Department of Labor has issued guidance on the new Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) as well as a mandatory poster which must be displayed conspicuously in the workplace. While the Act was set to go into effect fifteen days after the President signed it, which would have been April 2, 2020, the DoL has made it effective as of April 1, 2020. Since March 17, 2020, when we wrote about the House passing its version of the FFCRA,
The order announced earlier today by Governor Little has now been issued. In a nutshell, it orders all Idaho citizens to self-isolate for a period of 21 days from today (April 15, 2020). Exceptions to this order include the provision of “certain essential activities and work to provide essential business and government services or perform essential public infrastructure construction, including housing.” All bars, nightclubs, gyms, and recreation facilities have been ordered to close.
In recent weeks we have received numerous calls related to various employment issues involving the latest coronavirus, COVID-19. Issues range from wage and hour to safety. This article will focus on the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (“WARN”), 29 U.S.C. §2101 et seq.
WARN requires, with some exceptions, sixty days advance written notice before a plant closing or mass layoff at any single site. Liability for noncompliance may include pay and benefits for 60 days,
On March 14, 2020, the House of Representatives passed House of Representatives Bill 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. The day before, President Trump tweeted his support of the bill, saying he would sign it when received. The Senate will likely vote on its version of the bill sometime this week.
As passed by the House, the bill temporarily amends the Family and Leave Act, provides emergency paid sick leave,