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Coronavirus: Preparation & Response
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

A recent decision by a federal judge in New York could open a door to claims for benefits by furloughed employees under the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (“EPSLA”) of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (“EFMLEA”).

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

Managing the Modern Workplace

August 7, 2020
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

Virginia, as one of 22 states with a federally approved Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) state plan (a workplace safety and health program operated by the individual state which is approved and monitored by OSHA for effectiveness), has taken the first step in a possible new state response trend by adopting a new emergency workplace safety standard that goes into effect today.

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

Managing the Modern Workplace

July 28, 2020
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

On July 8, 2020, OSHA issued guidance specific to the oil and gas industry for mitigating occupational exposure risks to COVID-19.

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

Managing the Modern Workplace

July 21, 2020
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

In its COVID-19 Q&A guidance, the EEOC has concluded that, while an employer may require reliable virus testing as part of its workplace screening procedures, COVID-19 antibody tests are not similarly permissible, at least for the time being.

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

Managing the Modern Workplace

June 30, 2020
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

Some states have issued orders requiring employers to provide cloth face coverings to employees as a condition for reopening.

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

Managing the Modern Workplace

June 18, 2020
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

As employers ask employees who have been furloughed or who have been teleworking to return to the office, they may encounter some resistance from some workers who don’t want to come back.

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

Managing the Modern Workplace

June 5, 2020
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

In this final installment of our three-part series around questions for companies to consider during and after the COVID-19 pandemic, we will focus on the increased usage of outside service providers and on issues specific to reopening.

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

Managing the Modern Workplace

June 2, 2020
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

Last week, we discussed how the increased number of employees working remotely created new challenges for companies’ information governance and record retention policies and practices (Part One).

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

Managing the Modern Workplace

May 26, 2020
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

It’s no news to anyone at this point that work has drastically changed in response to COVID-19. Working from home, designating essential employees, wearing masks, checking temperatures, and making other adaptations are common and expected.

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

Managing the Modern Workplace

May 21, 2020
Event Recap
Event Recap
In this program, Vinson & Elkins' Labor & Employment Counsel addressed the legal challenges employers are currently facing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

Managing the Modern Workplace

Thursday, May 21, 2020
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Coronavirus: Preparation & Response
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

After over a month of furloughing, you are ready to call your furloughed employees back to work, only to be surprised by employees who tell you, “I won’t come back right now, unemployment is too good.”

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

Managing the Modern Workplace

May 7, 2020
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

As shelter-in-place orders are being lifted, businesses are considering how and when to re-open workplaces that will look very different than they did before the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

Managing the Modern Workplace

May 5, 2020