Important Information on COVID-19 for Employers/Small Businesses

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Moving Forward with COVID-19

As many businesses and organizations begin their reopening process during the COVID-19 pandemic, there are critical employment law issues to be aware of to safely get your employees back to work. 

At Peterpaul Law we are counseling small and mid-sized businesses in developing and implementing a plan to restart operations while minimizing risk. Every day we are monitoring the changing laws and regulations surrounding COVID-19 in order to help our clients maintain compliance. 

Issues You May Face And How We Can Help

We are currently assisting numerous clients with the important decisions and obstacles employers are facing during this process including:

  • Assist with handling requests for leave under the new FFCRA mandated policies.
    • Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL)
    • Emergency Family Medical Leave Act Expansion (EFMLA)
  • Draft Mandatory FFCRA Leave Policies
  • New Mandatory Poster Requirements 
  • FMLA
  • Handling employee absences and sickness
  • Requests for reasonable accommodations
  • ADA Compliance
    • Requests for reasonable accommodations
    • Telework issues
  • Disability-Related Inquiries and Medical Examinations
  • Protocol for Infection/Quarantine 
  • Testing issues
    • Testing employees for COVID-19 before allowing them to return to work
    • Screening applicants/hiring issues
    • Medical examinations
    • Best practices/procedures for testing 
    • Temperature checks
    • Procedures for symptomatic employees
    • Handling positive tests & disclosures
  • CDC Guidelines
  • PPE Requirements
  • Infection control best practices
  • OSHA Compliance
  • Inquiries of Employee 
    • Underlying medical condition
    • Family-member exposure
    • What can I ask an employee who calls out sick?
    • Fitness-for-duty certifications/doctor’s notes
    • Privacy Issues
  • CARES Act 
    • EIDL Loans
    • PPP Loans (eligibility, forgiveness, and useage requirements)
  • Furloughs and Layoffs
  • Severance agreements
  • Unemployment issues 
  • Business Litigation

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