The DOL issued revised regulations on the FFCRA’s paid-sick-leave and paid-family-leave provisions, clarifying when leave is available and when employees must seek approval to take leave. The revisions follow a ruling from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York that invalidated portions of the DOL’s April 1 temporary rule. According to the agency, the revisions, which take effect immediately upon publication in The Federal Register on September 16.
The Covid-19 pandemic is constantly evolving, with leaders facing unpredictability, imperfect information, multiple unknowns, and the need to identify responses quickly—all while recognizing the multi-dimensional (health-related, economic, social, political, cultural) nature of the crisis. Responding to the crisis requires adaptive leadership, which involves what we refer to as the 4 A’s.
The EEOC released updated guidance on September 8 clarifying that employers can screen workers for COVID-19 without violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) if they follow guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other authorities.
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