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Fisher Broyles Firm blog

FisherBroyles Employment Law Blog

Helping Employers Implement Efficient and Equitable Solutions to their Workplace Problems

Fisher Broyles Firm blog

FisherBroyles Employment Law Blog

Helping Employers Implement Efficient and Equitable Solutions to their Workplace Problems

So What Does The New CDC Guidance Really Say?

BIG news yesterday! No, I’m not talking about Oprah’s Sunday tell-all interview. (But did you see that??) Rather, yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a clear and succinct guidance document yesterday about what fully vaccinated folks can do now and what remains the same despite the growing disbursement of the COVID-19…
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TODAY: Zoom “Office Hour” With Eric and Me—Employment 2021

Join my FisherBroyles‘ partner Eric Meyer and me at noon eastern on Zoom today for a little lunchtime happy hour. There’s still time to register here. We’ll talk about these two new U.S. Department of Labor Field Assistance Bulletins released yesterday supporting remote workplace flexibilities. One addresses electronic posting of workplace notices (FLSA and FMLA), and the…
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Employers May (NOT Must) Continue To Provide FFCRA Leave—IF This Bill Is Signed

As employers know, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. This year, employers have worked hard to figure out how to calculate employee pay under the FFCRA and, in some cases, whether or not…
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How Will Your Business Handle Accommodation Requests To Your COVID-19 Vaccine Program?

As the first trucks with the COVID-19 vaccine roll out of the plant, we thought it best to ensure employers were thinking about accommodation requests to their mandatory or recommended COVID-19 vaccine programs. In this FisherBroyles Client Alert, my law partner Eric Meyer and I provide you with our thoughts on this issue— As the…
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Employers Encounter Employee Turkey Travel Plans

How should businesses handle employee travel for Thanksgiving? This is a year unlike any other. We have a worldwide pandemic competing with employees swarming airports to be with their families who live in other states despite guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention imploring folks not to travel this year. My #emplaw @FisherBroyles…
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Employee in Quarantine? Or Caring For A Child Whose School Is Closed? Calculating FFCRA Leave Can Be Hard.

The U.S. Department of Labor agreed, and decided to make leave times and payment easier to calculate for employers subject to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) with a handy chart. Wait, Do I Have To Provide FFCRA Leave? Don’t know if you, employer, have to comply with FFCRA? Let’s answer these simple questions:…
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Employers, the CDC Has Updated Their COVID-19 Testing Guidance For Asymptomatic People

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) has again updated their testing guidelines. The new language, which you can review here, “clarifies” the recommendations made in August, but to me, it seems to be a rollback.It emphasizes that anyone who has been in contact with an infected person should be tested whether or not…
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Just When You Think You Have A Handle On COVID-19 Quarantine Protocol…A Symptoms-Based Approach Emerges As CDC Guidance

By: Amy Epstein Gluck Employees must wear masks in the workplace? Check. Employees working in a socially distant manner at least six feet apart? Check. Emergency paid sick leave and expanded family medical leave policy drafted and distributed so that employees know about their rights to leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act? Check.…
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Making Employees Sign a COVID-19 Waiver is a BAD Idea

What we know about COVID-19 has evolved so much over the past five months, forcing companies to be nimbler than ever to protect themselves from coronavirus-related liability. But, amidst this change, one unfortunate constant has emerged: employers continue to ask employees to sign waivers of liability to mitigate the risk if an employee later contracts…
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Employers, The USDOL Is Enforcing Paid Sick and Emergency Family Leave Under FFCRA

By: Amy Epstein Gluck Employers, remember that honeymoon period where the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) wasn’t enforcing the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) for a few weeks? They wanted to give time to companies to get up to speed with the FFCRA’s requirements. The time is a distant memory as DOL is now…
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RICHARD COHEN
Richard Cohen has litigated and arbitrated complex corporate, commercial and employment disputes for more than 35 years, and is a trusted advisor to business owners and in-house counsel both in the United States and internationally. His clients have included Fortune 100 companies, domestic and foreign commercial and investment banks, Pacific-rim corporations and real estate development companies, as well as start-up businesses throughout the United States.

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AMY EPSTEIN GLUCK
Amy Epstein Gluck has represented individuals and corporate clients in Virginia, Washington, D.C., and various federal district courts for more than twenty years. Ms. Epstein Gluck’s current practice areas include employment law—advising on and drafting employment agreements; handling employment negotiations, severance agreements, noncompete and nondisclosure agreements, “wrongful terminations” and other EEO matters; representation at the EEOC level; advising employers about discrimination laws and how to remain in compliance, and employment negotiations.

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