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Memo to clients dated 3-20-20

On March 14, 2020 the US House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the Families First Coronavirus Act (HB 6201) which will provide immediate leave and pay entitlements to employees impacted by the coronavirus. The bill passed in the Senate on March 18, 2020 and President Trump signed it into law soon after. The law will go into effect on April 2, 2020. COVID-19 Impact on Employers. For more information click here.

Impact on Employers

Client AlertFamilies First Coronavirus Response Act Regulations Amended – On April 10, 2020 the Department of Labor issued corrections to the FFCRA.

There have already been a number of laws enacted to address the impact which this pandemic is having on our country and the economy. There are also existing laws which you should keep in mind as you make these difficult decisions. This memo includes information on: Families First Coronavirus Response Act; U.S. EEOC Pandemic Preparedness in the Workplace and the Americans with Disabilities Act; NH Emergency Order #17; NH WARN ACT (RSA 275-F); and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Click here.

EEOC – COVID-19 Guidance

In 2009 the EEOC issued guidance to employers on how to address ADA issues with the H1N1 pandemic. On March 21, 2020 the Commission updated the publication to address its application to COVID-19. It advised employers and employees to follow CDC and state/local public health authorities on how to protect employees, customers and clients from the spread of the virus. Click here for more information.

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