Given the outbreak and continued transmission and spread of COVID-19, the United States and Mexico have suspended normal border crossing operations and processes for those who are not engaged in essential travel.
On March 20, 2020, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker issued an Executive Order requiring all individuals currently living within the State of Illinois to “stay at home or at their place of residence,” except as specifically allowed.
This article briefly summarizes the recent governmental guidance on Form I-9 requirements, travel, and visa processing and services, among other matters, in response to the national emergency caused by the COVID-19 outbreak.
The Secretary of Puerto Rico’s Department of Labor and Human Resources issued an Opinion (Opinion 2020-01) urging employers to adopt teleworking policies to mitigate possible contagion in the workplace.
New York State adopted new legislation on March 18, 2020 that provides employees, who are subject to a COVID-19 mandatory or precautionary quarantine or isolation order, with immediate paid or unpaid time off specific to the current crisis.
Most employers are familiar with the federal Family and Medical Leave Act, Americans with Disabilities Act and relevant state or local paid sick leave laws. But there are other, lesser-known laws potentially implicated amid the COVID-19 crisis.