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COVID-19: Do You Have a Return-to-Work Plan?

Back to Business as Unusual – Join The Employment Law Solution attorneys as we discuss the important key issues every employer must consider as businesses prepare to open their doors.  Date: Monday, April 27, 2020   Time: 2:00– 2:45pm RSVP at https://elspostcovidrtwwebinar.app.rsvpify.com for a link to the webinar. Employers Need an RTW Plan- The EEOC offers Guidance as […]

EEOC Delays Issuing Right-To-Sue Notices

Negatively Impacts Employer Defenses to EEOC Charges It is an understatement to say that the COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted the financial well-being of employers and employees. Businesses have been forced to shut their doors, leading to terminations, furloughs, layoffs, and more than 16 million unemployment claims. This will likely result in increased filings of […]

COVID-19: Do Employers Have To Offer “Hazard Pay”?

The short answer is no.  The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not address the subject of “hazard pay” for private employers.1  The once rarely used labor term that has been bandied about in recent weeks is defined as “additional pay for performing hazardous duty or work involving physical hardship,” according to the U.S. Department […]

ELS Celebrates Women’s History Month: Necessity is the Mother of Invention

As we grapple with the devastating impact of COVID-19, we pause to honor women pioneers whose inventions were borne from the necessity of saving lives. Today we recognize Dr. Patricia Era Bath, an American ophthalmologist, inventor, humanitarian, and academic. Dr. Bath discovered and invented a new device and technique for cataract surgery known as laserphaco.  […]

ELS Celebrates Women’s History Month: Necessity is the Mother of Invention

As we grapple with the devastating impact of COVID-19, we pause to honor women pioneers whose inventions were borne from the necessity of saving lives. Today we recognize the inventor, scientist and stem cell researcher, Dr. Ann Tsukamoto. A vital breakthrough in cancer research, Tsukamoto’s co-patented process of isolating human stem cells found in bone […]

ELS Celebrates Women’s History Month: Necessity is the Mother of Invention

As we grapple with the devastating impact of COVID-19, we pause to honor women pioneers whose inventions were borne from the necessity of saving lives. Today we recognize the American biochemist and pharmacologist, Gertrude B. Elion.   Gertrude Belle Elion Gertrude Belle Elion was born in New York City in 1918. She enjoyed school and looked […]

Families First Coronavirus Response Act in Effect April 1, 2020

3/26/20 The Senate passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA” or the “Act”) on March 18th. The President signed the legislation on the evening of March 18, which means the leave provisions will go into effect on April 1 and has a sunset provision of December 31, 2020. The Act creates several significant paid […]

Social Distancing and Impact in the Workplace

Impact of Social Distancing on the Workplace & Employee Mental State During this time of uncertainty as we tread into unprecedented waters, we at ELS think it is important to focus on the impact social distancing has on not just us as individuals, but from an employment perspective as well. Social distancing is defined as […]

A Message From ELS About COVID-19

Dear ELS Client-Partners: The Center for Disease Control recommends that all employers consider how best to decrease the spread of acute respiratory illness and lower the impact of COVID-19 in their workplace. To that end, we at ELS have told our employees that there is no expectation for them to come to the office to […]