ICYMI: COVID Considerations for Employers – From Layoffs and Loans to Payroll and Paid Leave

April 13, 2020

Since the COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S., we have seen unparalleled unemployment resulting in 6.6 million people filing for benefits in March alone. On Monday, April 13, 2020 our labor & employment attorneys presented a sequel interactive webinar packed with practical tips and important distinctions. They focused on the following topics:

  • ​layoffs vs. furloughs vs. reduction of hours and strategies for employers in optimizing the distinctions, in light of expanded unemployment benefits per the CARES Act;
  • paid sick and family leave pursuant to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and the Small Business Exemption to FFCRA, as promulgated last week by the DOL;
  • the impact of the Federal COVID-19 CARES Act, litigation filed recently on behalf of employers, and practical tips and strategies for employers taking advantage of the relief programs;
  • ​trending litigation in light of whistleblowers, workplace safety and mass layoffs; and more…

Access a recording of the webinar below.

Please note that this is a developing area of law, concerning unprecedented public health challenges. This webinar includes the most up-to-date information available as of the date of the presentation. However, laws and best practices are expected to continue to change rapidly going forward. To keep up with this, and other business-related resources we have on COVID-19, visit our COVID-19 Legal Response Team page here; we are of course available, as always, via phone and email.