There has been a considerable amount of legislative activity in the last few weeks in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The following is a list of COVID-19 resources, from Federal and New Jersey agencies (and one outside legal publication), that should be helpful in navigating all of this new information. Please do not hesitate to contact Traub Law if you need help understanding your rights or responsibilities during this time.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Department of Labor (DOL)
Following the recent passage of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) issued a Notice to be posted in a conspicuous place and made accessible to employees regarding emergency paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for childcare. The USDOL also released a Fact Sheet and answers to Frequently Asked Questions. These documents should assist employers with compliance requirements and employees with understanding their benefits and protections.
Employer Fact Sheet: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-employer-paid-leave
Employee Fact Sheet: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-employee-paid-leave
FFCRA: Q and A:https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-questions
FFCRA: Notice of Employee Rights for Non-Federal Workers: https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/WHD/posters/FFCRA_Poster_WH1422_Non-Federal.pdf
FFCRA Questions & Answers Regarding Notice: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-poster-questions
Enforcement of FFCRA Violations: DOL has stated that it will not bring enforcement actions against non-complying employers for violations occurring within 30 days of the enactment of the FFCRA (March 18 through April 17, 2020) provided that the employer has made reasonable, good faith efforts to comply with the FFCRA. https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/field-assistance-bulletins/2020-1
Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (the “CARES” Act)
NJ Department of Labor (NJDOL)
- What employees should know: https://www.nj.gov/labor/worker-protections/earnedsick/covid.shtml
- What employers and businesses should know:https://www.nj.gov/labor/employer-services/business/covid.shtml
- To report a complaint: https://covid19.nj.gov/violation
NJ Governor Executive Order 107
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