Paid sick leave is expected to be a growing trend

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic last year, showing up to work with a temperature or cough is no longer a sign of dedication. In fact, such behavior could kill your staff and customers. American work culture has long taken pride in the habit of muscling through the common cold. Today, a sneeze will […]

Question of the Day: Remote Work Disability Accommodations

Excerpted from Lexology by Fredrikson & Byron PA Question Given the prevalence of remote work during the pandemic, is working from home now presumed to be reasonable disability accommodation? Answer Although any inquiry into the reasonableness of a disability accommodation is fact-specific, we do not expect remote work to become the new standard. Analysis The […]

To return or not to return to work – that is the question!

As Texas and the U.S. emerges from its COVID-19 lockdown, many people who have been working from their coffee tables are being called back to the office. As of June, offices in Texas are allowed to reopen as long as they implement minimum standard health protocols outlined by Texas Department of State Health Services. Make […]

DOL publishes rule implementing coronavirus leave law

Excerpted from HR Dive by Ryan Golden Dive Brief: •The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released a temporary rulemaking April 1 implementing the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FCCRA). The rule is effective through Dec. 31, the agency said. •Among other things, the regulations make clear that an employee may elect to use — or […]