EEOC Adds FAQs re: Covid-19-related Inquiries

The EEOC recently added helpful FAQs addressing the kinds of questions employers can ask employees, and information employers can require from employees, during the Pandemic.  Here are the EEOC questions and answers about disability related inquiries and medical examinations: Q:  How much information may an employer request from an employee who calls in sick, in… Continue reading EEOC Adds FAQs re: Covid-19-related Inquiries

Washington Proclamation re: Accommodation of High-Risk Employees

On April 13, 2020, Governor Inslee issued a Proclamation addressing issues related to employees at high risk for Covid-19: From now until June 12, 2020 (unless extended) employers in Washington are prohibited from taking any action that is inconsistent with the following practices related to high-risk employees (as defined by the CDC*): Failing to utilize… Continue reading Washington Proclamation re: Accommodation of High-Risk Employees

More on the FFCRA and CARES Act

More information on the FFCRA and CARES Act loans. As mentioned, the DOL regulations on the FFCRA came out yesterday, details to come. In the interim, yesterday was the deadline for covered employers to provide notice to employees of their rights under the law. DOL guidance on notice is here: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-poster-questions The SBA application for… Continue reading More on the FFCRA and CARES Act

IRS and DOL Guidance on FFCRA

Things are changing by the minute, so apologies if information from last week is now outdated. Here is some information for today: The IRS just issued guidance on tax credits under the FFCRA: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/covid-19-related-tax-credits-for-required-paid-leave-provided-by-small-and-midsize-businesses-faqs The DOL just issued regulations for the FFCRA: FFCRA Regulations We will take a look at the FFCRA Regulations and update… Continue reading IRS and DOL Guidance on FFCRA