On April 16th, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued guidance to compliance safety and health officers tasked with evaluating an employer’s efforts to comply with standards that require annual or recurring audits, reviews, training or assessments during COVID-19.
In keeping with our mission to provide you timely updates related to the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on employers, we are attaching a news release from the Department of Labor that provides detailed information for employers regarding implementation of, and reimbursement for, the paid leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).
The EEOC has issued guidance on what employers can and cannot do to protect their workforce and clientele from coronavirus. Typically, an employer covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act cannot conduct or require employees to submit to a medical examination as a condition of employment unless the examination is job-related and consistent with business necessity.
This is a stressful and confusing time for all of us, both personally and professionally. The official response to the COVID-19 pandemic is moving quickly at both the state and national level. Please find our latest guidance below. As always, do not hesitate to reach out to us with your questions and concerns.