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April 3, 2020

State of Alabama Issues Stay at Home Order

On April 3, 2020, Alabama issued a statewide order, effective Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 5:00 p.m., requiring every person in Alabama to stay at their place of residence unless they are performing “essential activities.”

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April 3, 2020

Michigan Issues Executive Order Extending Retaliation Protections Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

On April 3, 2020, Michigan Governor Whitmer issued an Executive Order prohibiting employers from discharging, disciplining, or otherwise retaliating against an employee for reasons related to COVID-19.

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April 3, 2020

Georgia Issues State-Wide Shelter-in-Place Order

On April 2, 2020, Governor Brian Kemp signed an Executive Order requiring Georgia residents to stay at home except to engage in limited essential activities, and closing public operations and in-person services of some businesses and professionals.

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April 3, 2020

SBA Clarifies that to Qualify for Loan Forgiveness, Employers Must Spend Three-Quarters of Paycheck Protection Loans on Payroll Costs

On April 2, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA) issued an interim final rule clarifying certain parts of the new Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

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April 3, 2020

After Slight Reprieve, DOL Releases Additional Batch of FFCRA Q&As

After giving employers a day off from addressing new information concerning the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), the DOL released 20 new Q&As concerning employer obligations and employee rights under this new law.

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April 3, 2020

DOL Provides Guidance on CARES Act Unemployment Expansion, But Employer Concerns Remain

On April 2, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued new guidance on unemployment insurance (UI) for states responding to COVID-19, under the recently passed Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

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April 3, 2020

Stay on Top of “Stay At Home” – A List of Statewide Orders, as of April 3, 2020

This post, current as of April 3, 2020 at 5:45 p.m. (CDT), identifies the jurisdictions where “stay at home” types of orders are effective or pending. The most recent announcements affect Missouri, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Mississippi.

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April 2, 2020

DOL Releases Regulations Implementing the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

On April 1, 2020, the day the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) took effect, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released temporary regulations interpreting this new law.

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April 2, 2020

DENMARK: Salary Compensation Scheme and Alternatives to Dismissals in Light of COVID-19

Employers with operations in Denmark can take advantage of the new Salary Compensation Scheme and alternatives to dismissals during the COVID-19 crisis.

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