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Legal Update: PERC Shortens Time to File ULP

Wed November 4, 2020 News

LEGAL UPDATE: PERC SHORTENS TIME TO FILE ULP Recently, the Florida Public Employees Relations Commission (“PERC”) shortened the time for filing an unfair labor practice charge (“ULP”) involving a unilateral change. Instead of filing within 6 months of when the change is implemented, unions now must file within 6 months […]

MORE EMPLOYEES ELIGIBLE FOR FFCRA PAID LEAVE – DOL Update

Wed November 4, 2020 News

MORE EMPLOYEES ELIGIBLE FOR FFCRA PAID LEAVE UNDER NEW DOL DEFINITION OF HEALTH CARE PROVIDER Effective September 16, 2020, more employees will be eligible under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) when the new Department of Labor (DOL)’s rule—redefining “health care provider” who may be excluded by their employer […]

Good News for Businesses on Tracking Telework Time

Tue September 29, 2020 Business

Millions of Americans continue to telework (or otherwise work remotely away from the worksite) during the COVID-19 pandemic. And, telework is likely here to stay for many businesses and their workers post-pandemic. The nature of telework where workers can work anytime (outside traditional or scheduled hours of work) and without […]

Preexisting Disabilities, Remote Work, the ADA, and COVID-19

Thu September 24, 2020 Publications

            The Americans with Disabilities Act (the “ADA”) requires that employers provide employees who have disabilities with reasonable accommodations. The Covid19 pandemic has complicated ADA compliance when employees with preexisting disabilities that present a greater risk of illness or death request reasonable accommodations—usually in the form of remote work.             […]