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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Coronavirus Update

ELS Update 3/18/2020 The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is causing unprecedented disruptions to business operations on a global scale. If you have not already established a plan regarding your workforce, you are advised to do so now, before the government does it for you. Immediately identify key decision makers and employee communication protocols. Phase 1 – […]

Coronavirus, Travel & Your Employees

ELS Monday evening, March 2, Governor Kemp confirmed that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has positively identified two Georgia residents with the coronavirus.  Employers in Georgia and around the nation need to make plans about the possibility of school and other building closures and restrictions on travel in and out of the United […]