In light of the rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we are working with employers to help them address new challenges they are facing, especially those connected to the health and safety of their employees, restarting their operations, and navigating a new, rapidly evolving regulatory landscape.
We are fielding and advising on a range of situations and challenges, including:
- Should employers test for COVID-19?
- What steps should an employer take if an employee tests positive for COVID-19?
- How do employers bring workers back safely?
- What options are available for reducing the workforce?
- As an employer, am I eligible for tax credits or social security tax deferral?
- What policies should be adopted and communicated to comply with new coronavirus-related reforms?
- If your employee is out sick or caring for a family member, can and how does the employee get paid and must the employer hold the employee’s job?
- Do you have a notice obligation under the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act to provide 60 days advance notice to your employees prior to a plant closing or mass layoff resulting from unforeseeable business circumstances?
- What can you do about your employees’ health insurance?
As legislation continues to be issued and these and other concerns continue to unfold, we encourage you to subscribe to our legal alerts to get new notifications sent directly to your inbox. If you have a pressing concern, contact Tracy Armstrong.
Alerts & Publications
Sep 21 2020Department of Labor Updates FFCRA to Only Exclude Certain Healthcare Sector Employees 09.21.2020On September 16, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a revised definition of healthcare provider, excluding certain jobs within healthcare practices. The updated definition no longer includes: all employe…
Aug 12 2020New York Employers Adapt to New Sick Leave Law 08.12.2020Pursuant to a new sick leave law in New York State, an employer must provide employees with paid or unpaid sick leave accrual starting on September 30, 2020. Under the new law, the amount of sick leave in New Y…
Aug 11 2020New Jersey Guidance for Business Owners Seeking to Re-Open During the Pandemic 08.11.2020New Jersey has published re-opening requirements and restrictions for business owners who seek to resume operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The FAQ page outlining the requirements and restrictions may be …
Jul 17 2020Employer Update: Understanding the Requirements of New Jersey’s Travel “Advisory” 07.17.2020The State of New Jersey has issued a travel advisory that all individuals entering New Jersey from states with significant spread of COVID-19 should quarantine for 14 days after returning (or coming) to New Jer…
Jul 16 2020Face Masks in the Workplace? OSHA Answers! 07.16.2020The question of whether employees should wear a cloth face covering while at work, as in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) recommendation for all people to do so when in pub…
Jun 19 2020EEOC Issues Guidance that Employers May Not Require COVID-19 Antibody Tests of its Employees 06.19.2020On Wednesday, June 17, 2020, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued guidance that employers cannot mandate COVID-19 antibody tests before allowing employees back to work. …
Sep 02 2020Tracy Armstrong to Present “A Guide to Reopening the Workplace” 09.02.2020Wilentz employment law attorney Tracy Armstrong will present the webinar entitled “A Guide to Reopening the Workplace,” where she will help employers manage the risks of returning to work during the COVID-1…
Jul 29 2020Tracy Armstrong and Jo Ann Gambale to Present at NJICLE “Recent Developments in New Jersey Law: A 2020 Update” Live Webcast 07.29.2020Wilentz employment law attorney Tracy Armstrong will moderate a continuing legal education webcast for the New Jersey State Bar Association entitled “Recent Developments in New Jersey Law: A 2020 Update.” W…
Jul 21 2020Tracy Armstrong to Present on State of Dental Practices During COVID-19 07.21.2020Wilentz employment law attorney Tracy Armstrong will join a panel discussion at “The State of Dental Practices During the COVID-19 Pandemic” webinar, covering the impact of COVID-19 on dental practices with…
Jun 29 2020Tracy Armstrong to Present on COVID-19 Impact on the Workplace for Edison Chamber of Commerce 06.29.2020Wilentz employment law attorney Tracy Armstrong will present the “COVID-19 and Its Impact on the Workplace” webinar for Edison business owners, providing timely updates on the Families First Coronavirus Res…
Jun 24 2020Tracy Armstrong and Anthony M. Osbourne to Present Returning to the Workplace During COVID-19 Webinar 06.24.2020Wilentz employment law attorney Tracy Armstrong and banking attorney Anthony M. Osbourne will present the “Returning to the Workplace During COVID-19” webinar, where they will help employers prepare for and…
Jun 24 2020Maureen S. Binetti to Present NJICLE Webcast on Videoconferencing Labor and Employment Arbitration and Mediation During COVID-19 06.24.2020Wilentz Employment Law Chair Maureen S. Binetti will join a panel of labor and employment arbitrators and mediators at the New Jersey State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education webcast entitled “Videoco…