How School Closures Will Affect Employers

By: Chandra C. Davis and Antoinette Trott From its inception, the coronavirus (COVID-19) has presented employers with a myriad of problems. What might have seemed like a small inconvenience at first has now grown into a much larger problem. The challenges employers face in the time of the coronavirus are far from over. With the […]

Georgia COVID-19 Pandemic Business Safety Act

Georgia joins a number of other states that have tried to limit the liability for businesses from injury and death caused by the coronavirus. The Georgia COVID-19 Pandemic Business Safety Act (the “Act”), addressing the business risks of operating during COVID-19, became effective Friday, August 7, 2020. The Act shields healthcare facilities, healthcare providers, entities, […]

What ALL Employers Must Know About The 6-15-48 Rule

By Obasi Bryant, ELS Summer Associate On June 12, 2020, in anticipation of businesses opening back up across the country, the CDC provided updated guidelines on contact tracing in an effort to control the number of employees who may be exposed to COVID-19 in the workplace. Four (4) Steps to Stop the Spread According to […]

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 […]