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April 7, 2020

Challenges in Returning Employees Back to Work After COVID-19

This podcast considers what happens when the orders are lifted, business resumes, and employees return to work.

Insight
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April 7, 2020

California Court of Appeal Addresses Whether There are Limits to Vacation Payout Requirement for "Unlimited" Vacation Policies

On April 1, 2020, a California Court of Appeal issued a long-awaited decision relating to the use of so-called “unlimited” vacation plans.

ASAP
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April 7, 2020

DOL Provides Further Guidance on Pandemic Unemployment Assistance

On Sunday April 5, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued Unemployment Insurance Program Letter (UIPL) 16-20 to provide further guidance on Section 2102 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020.

ASAP
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April 7, 2020

The Netherlands: Court Allows Employers to Amend Pension Scheme Unilaterally

Employers frequently ask whether they may amend their existing pension plan schemes unilaterally. In the Netherlands, employees have to agree to pension plan amendments, separately from the works council.

ASAP
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April 7, 2020

Stay on Top of “Stay At Home” – A List of Statewide Orders, as of April 7, 2020

This post, current as of April 7, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. (CDT), identifies the jurisdictions where “stay at home” types of orders are effective or pending. The most recent announcements affect South Carolina, Missouri, Alabama, Florida, and Georgia.

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April 6, 2020

Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Issues Order Mandating that Building Owners Clean High-Touch Areas in Accordance with CDC Guidance

In its latest response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Pennsylvania has ordered mandatory cleaning protocols for large buildings throughout the Commonwealth.

Insight
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April 6, 2020

New York Enacts Statewide Sick Leave Law

On April 3, 2020, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a comprehensive budget bill that, among other things, amends the New York Labor Law to require all New York employers to provide paid or unpaid sick leave to their employees.

ASAP
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April 6, 2020

Kansas “Stay Home” Order – What It Means For Employers

On March 28, 2020, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly issued Executive Order No. 20-16, establishing a statewide “Stay Home” Order to minimize the risk and spread of infection by COVID-19, effective through at least April 19, 2020.

ASAP
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April 5, 2020

New DOL Guidance Clarifies Eligibility for $600 Payments under CARES Act

On April 4, 2020, the DOL issued Unemployment Insurance Guidance Letter 15-20 (UIPL 15-20) to provide further guidance to the states on the temporary expanded unemployment insurance benefits available under the CARES Act.

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