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By Bello Welsh LLP Organizations are facing unprecedented challenges as the result of COVID-19. The virus’s impact on the workplace is significant and implicates a host of issues under employment law. Additionally, on March 18, 2020, the federal government passed a new law, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), that imposes new obligations on […]
On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “Act”), which aims to address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic by, among other things, providing a limited period of paid sick leave for employees affected by COVID-19 and expanding the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) for a public health […]
By Bello Welsh LLP In response to the COVID-19 emergency, there have been several key changes made to the eligibility and work search requirements for unemployment insurance. The following summarizes the changes applicable to impacted claimants in Massachusetts, and highlights additional changes that could be implemented as a result of the federal legislation that was […]
By Bello Welsh LLP The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division has issued materials providing guidance (the “DOL Guidance”) on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”). These materials, which include Q&A documents and fact sheets for employers and employees, can be found here. The same page also includes links to the notices that […]
On March 23, 2010, Massachusetts Governor Baker issued an emergency Order Assuring Continued Operation of Essential Services in the Commonwealth, Closing Certain Workplaces, and Prohibiting Gatherings of More than 10 People. A copy of the emergency Order may be found here: https://www.mass.gov/doc/march-23-2020-essential-services-and-revised-gatherings-order. A listing of essential services not subject to workplace closure may be found […]