COVID-19 Resource Center

COVID-19 Resource Center

December 01, 2020

COVID-19: Seasonal Employees and the FFCRA

Businesses may be responsible for providing FFCRA benefits, including Emergency Sick Paid Leave and/or Paid Family Medical leave to seasonal employees. An employer is not required to provide FFCRA leave to a seasonal employee who is not scheduled to work (e.g., because it is off-season ). However, the Department of Labor has confirmed that...

November 30, 2020

COVID-19: PHILADELPHIA SAFER AT HOME RESTRICTIONS CLOSES GYM AND...

On November 20, 2020 at 5:00 p.m., all indoor dining, youth sports, theaters, bowling alleys, arcades, museums, libraries, casinos, and gyms, in the City of Philadelphia, were ordered to shut down...

November 25, 2020

COVID-19: PENNSYLVANIA GOVERNOR SEEKS TO GRANT LIMITED CIVIL...

Pennsylvania Governor, Tom Wolf, issued a series of new Orders, effective November 27, 2020 designed to prevent further spread of COVID-19. One of these, the order for “ Mitigation, Enforcement,...

November 24, 2020

Pennsylvania: New COVID-19 Orders Issued November 23, 2020 Mark...

On November 23, 2020 both Governor Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Health issued a myriad of new and intensified Orders for the establishment and enforcement of COVID-19 mitigation efforts...

November 20, 2020

PA Employers Must Have a Plan for Compliance: New Orders Related to...

On Tuesday, November 17, 2020 the Department of Health announced “New Orders” pertaining to travel and mask restrictions for residents and businesses in the Commonwealth. We immediately responded...

November 20, 2020

A Refresher for Employers for Addressing COVID-19

Employers continue to struggle with the COVID-19. The entirety of our economy strains to remain open and productive while also safe and healthy. In the last several weeks we have witnessed a rise...

November 19, 2020

COVID-19: The City of Philadelphia Presents “Safer at Home”...

On November 16, 2020, the City of Philadelphia announced new restrictions to help mitigate the rapidly increasing number of confirmed COVID-19 cases. These restrictions were set in place to...

November 18, 2020

COVID-19: PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ORDERS MORE STRINGENT...

In an ongoing effort to mitigate the surging spread of COVID-19, the PA Department of Health has issued an updated Order on November 17, 2020, regarding the use of face coverings and masks. With...

November 18, 2020

COVID-19: PENNSYLVANIA EXPANDS TRAVEL QUARANTINE ORDER

On November 17, 2020, the Pennsylvania Department of Health announced four new orders designed to combat the unabated resurgence of COVID-19 in the state. One of these included an expansive Order...

November 05, 2020

PODCAST: COVID-19 Claims - Inside and Outside the Workplace...

In this episode of Cipriani & Werner, P.C.’s podcast series An Ounce of Prevention , Patti Holden and Ken Zamrin, partners in the firm’s Mt. Laurel, New Jersey office, discuss the legal...

October 15, 2020

Governor Wolf Eases Gathering Restrictions

Throughout the global pandemic, Governor Wolf has been at the forefront of COVID-19 preventative measures in the interest of Pennsylvania citizens. In March of 2020, Governor Wolf restricted...

October 14, 2020

OSHA ANNOUNCES $913,133 IN PROPOSED PENALTIES FOR COVID-19-RELATED...

The threat of COVID-19 remains and employers must ensure that they are actively taking the proper measures to protect their employees. The struggles caused by the pandemic seem to continue on...

October 09, 2020

COVID-19: How Should Employers Respond to Post-Virus Telework...

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reminds employers that EEO laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act, continue to apply during the...

October 01, 2020

PODCAST: COVID-19.....We Interrupt Your Business (Insurance)!

In this episode of Cipriani & Werner, P.C.’s podcast series An Ounce of Prevention , Attorneys Patricia Holden and Matt Mitchell, partners in our Mt. Laurel, NJ office, discuss the history of...

September 24, 2020

COVID-19: Southern District of West Virginia Suspends Jury Trials...

On September 18, 2020, the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia entered General Order #9, which continues all civil and criminal petit jury selections and trials...

September 21, 2020

COVID-19: FMCSA Issues Extension of Expanded Emergency Declaration...

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has extended and modified the Emergency Declaration that had been set to expire on September 14, 2020. The extension of the declaration and...

September 16, 2020

COVID-19: Federal District Court Overturns Pennsylvania's...

On September 14, 2020, a Judge on the United States Federal District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania ruled unconstitutional several measures taken by Pennsylvania Governor and the...

September 15, 2020

COVID-19: New Jersey Governor Signs Into Law Covid-19 Presumptive...

On July 31, 2020, the NJ Assembly formally adopted Senate Bill 2380 to expand access to workers’ compensation benefits for workers who have contracted COVID-19. As amended, S2380 creates a...

September 15, 2020

COVID-19: Health Care Provider Exclusions under Revised FFCRA

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires eligible employers to provide emergency paid sick leave (EPSLA) and Expanded Family Medical Leave (EFMLA) to its employees. However,...

September 15, 2020

COVID-19: Notice and Documentation Requirements under the revised...

In response to the recent New York District Court ruling pertaining to the FFCRA’s provision that required employees to provide employers with certain notice and documentation before taking FFCRA...

September 15, 2020

COVID-19: Updated DOL Guidance on Intermittent Leave

The Department of Labor has now issued updated guidance relative the use of intermittent leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). Intermittent leave is leave taken in...

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