Labor & Employment

MP 927. MEDIDAS TRABALHISTAS PARA O ENFRENTAMENTO DO CORONAVÍRUS (COVID-19)

O Governo Federal publicou, em edição extra do Diário Oficial, medida provisória, com diversas medidas com a finalidade de preservar o emprego e a renda de trabalhadores durante o período de calamidade pública reconhecido pelo Decreto Legislativo nº 6, de 20 de março de 2020, tratando, principalmente, de teletrabalho, antecipação de férias individuais, concessão de férias coletivas, aproveitamento e antecipação de feriados, banco de horas, suspensão de exigências administrativas em segurança e saúde no trabalho, direcionamento do trabalhador para qualificação e o diferimento do recolhimento do FGTS. Read more…

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EMPLOYER OPTIONS DURING COVID-19: WORK-SHARING PROGRAM

Many employers wish to avoid layoffs during this unprecedented economic
climate. An option for employers is to work with their employees to create
alternative employment arrangements. Work-Sharing is one program available
to employers and employees that can accommodate a temporary reduction in
business activity due to events beyond the control of the employer, such as
COVID-19. Read more…

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COVID-19 Questions And Issues

Below is a summary of questions and issues that our clients have been dealing with in response to COVID-19. This Alert cannot address all COVID-19 issues as the circumstances of each company vary and the situation continues to evolve. Stradling has a multi-disciplinary group of attorneys ready to respond to your needs and we encourage you to reach out if you have any questions or are looking for guidance on these developing issues. Read more…

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Federal Paid Sick Leave Passed By The Senate California Suspends Warn Act Orange County Reigns In Shelter-In-Place Order

Developments around the COVID-19 pandemic continue to move fast and significant changes in the relevant laws continue to evolve. This Client Alert covers three recent developments, including the passage by the United States Senate of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, California’s temporary suspension of the California WARN Act, and significant softening of the Orange County Public Health shelter-in-place regulations. As always, we encourage you to reach out to any member of team listed at the end of this Alert with any questions you may have on these fast moving topics. Read more…

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Client Alert #3 – California’s Statewide Stay At Home Order and Other Updates

Stradling continues to monitor developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic and provide guidance to clients during these challenging times. The most important issue discussed in this Alert is the statewide “stay at home” Executive Order issued by Governor Newsom last night. Read more…

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Michigan Joins Growing Lists of States Ordering Citizens to Stay Indoors

Joining California, Delaware, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, as well as multiple counties and cities, on March 23, 2020, Michigan’s Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-21 (COVID-19) (“Order”), ordering that all Michigan residents “shelter in place” in response to the novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”), effective 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, and continuing through April 13, 2020, at 11:59 p.m.

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PAID LEAVE –“The Families First Coronavirus Response Act” (H.R. 6201) Effective April 2-December 31, 2020

With Delaware Governor Carney’s order on Sunday, March 22, 2020, which ordered non-essential businesses (that includes public schools) to close “until May 15 or until the public health threat is eliminated,” the new March 18 federal employment law is even more likely to impact a large number of Delaware employees and employers in the coming weeks. Click here to read more about this new law and note that different rules applies to different employers.

If you have questions , feel free to contact Tim Holly at tholly@connollygallagher.com or (302) 252-4217.

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Massachusetts Temporarily Closes All Non-Essential Businesses

On March 23, Governor Baker issued an order requiring all businesses and organizations that do not provide “Covid-19 Essential Services” to close their brick-and-mortar operations at noon Tuesday, March 24 through noon on Tuesday, April 7, though they may continue to operate remotely.

Exhibit A to the Order designates certain production and service sectors as “Covid-19 Essential Services,” with the workforces engaged and working in these sectors designated as “Covid-19 Essential Workforces.”

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Massachusetts Adopts Emergency Regulations for Unemployment Insurance to Address the Impact of COVID-19

Due to the widespread economic impact of COVID-19 on Massachusetts businesses and employees alike, the Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) published emergency regulations to address the onslaught of new claims for unemployment insurance (UI) benefits. The purpose of these regulations is to ensure more flexibility in providing prompt financial assistance to employees unable to work due to COVID-19 and to extend the time period during which employers must file reports and remit payments to the DUA. This alert highlights important changes to the UI scheme in Massachusetts during the COVID-19 state of emergency. Read more…

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Measures in Latvia to support sectors that have suffered crisis costs due to spread of COVID-19

Today the legislator of Latvia has adopted a special temporary law on measures to prevent and manage state threats and consequences of the spread of COVID-19.

The law provides for the following measures:

General: The Cabinet of Ministers shall determine sectors that have suffered crisis costs (sectors affected by the crisis) due to the spread of COVID-19 and that are therefore subject to measures and special support mechanisms, as well as to set criteria, how to determine those who shall receive the same special support in other sectors;

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