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I-9 Forms and Expired Documents – EEO Reporting – Workers’ Compensation Claims

TEMPORARY POLICY ON EXPIRED LIST B DOCUMENTS FOR I-9 PURPOSES The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced a “temporary” policy relating to the documents that may be presented by an employee for purposes of complying with Form I-9 policy in the wake of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. The USCIS recognized that newly… Continue Reading


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RETURN TO WORK ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

RETURN TO WORK ASSESSMENT & PLANNING In anxious anticipation of reopening/resuming business, and the eventual return to work there are many employment law and personnel related issues that should be considered. The assessment should not only focus on how to resume business operations, but also on what will re-hiring or re-staffing look like and how… Continue Reading


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EEOC OFFERS GUIDANCE ON COVID-19 EMPLOYEE TESTING

EEOC OFFERS GUIDANCE ON COVID-19 EMPLOYEE TESTING As employers continue to grapple with maintaining their business operations and as others begin to look forward to resuming their operations, there are many questions which arise as to the safety of the employees, customers and others entering the workplace. To address some of these concerns the Equal… Continue Reading


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LA CITY ISSUES WORKER PROTECTION ORDER

LA CITY ISSUES TWO NEW ORDERS WORKER PROTECTION ORDER AND SUPPLEMENTAL PAID SICK LEAVE ORDER FOR EMPLOYERS OF 500 OR MORE EMPLOYEES In our continuing effort to provide the latest information and resources relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, the below newsletter details two new Orders signed by Los Angeles City Mayor Eric Garcetti, one of… Continue Reading


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UPDATED DEPARTMENT OF LABOR GUIDANCE ON FFCRA

The Department of Labor has issued additional guidance adding to and changing some of the previously published Questions and Answers interpreting the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA). Below are excerpts from the updated guidelines (beginning with question #38). The numbers below reflect the numbers set forth in the DOL’s Q & As. Of significance is the guidance… Continue Reading


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FFCRA ELIGIBILITY, NOTICE & DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS

FFCRA ELIGIBILITY & EMPLOYEE STATUS The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”), requires that covered employers must provide employees with (i) Paid Sick Leave and (ii) Paid Family Leave for certain Coronavirus-related reasons. The FFCRA becomes effective April 1, 2020. The WHD has published QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS on the FFCRA which provides significant guidance. THE FAQs… Continue Reading


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CALIFORNIA STAY AT HOME UPDATE

As the Coronavirus continues to spread California has provided additional guidance on which businesses are deemed “essential” and may be able to stay open and operating during these difficult times.  In addition, the U.S. Department of Labor Wage & Hour Division published some additional guidance.  Below is also a summary of the California EDD’s Work Sharing Program… Continue Reading


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FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT

FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT In a continuing effort to provide updated information on the evolving laws that impact the workplace during the COVID-19 crisis, below is a brief summary of The Emergency Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “Act”) which was signed by President Trump on March 18th. While the Act covers many different topics,… Continue Reading


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CORONAVIRUS IN THE WORKPLACE: PART TWO

In an effort to keep clients and friends of Elkins Employment Law current on the most recent information, below you will find additional guidelines and resources to assist during this difficult period of time. LAYOFFS, FURLOUGHS, TERMINATIONS & WARN ACT NOTICE REQUIREMENTS Employers are faced with having to adjust their workforce by furloughs, placing employees… Continue Reading