Employment Law News and Insights

Newly Unveiled HEROES Act Includes Grant Program For Employers To Provide Premium Pay To Essential Workers

Published: May 20, 2020
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In addition to numerous provisions expanding paid leave and unemployment benefits, the newly introduced Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act would create a program enabling employers to provide premium pay to essential workers during the COVID-19 crisis. This provision is contained in "Division Q" of the 1,800+ page bill (which in...

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Opening Up Your Workplace Again

Published: May 18, 2020
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On Thursday April 16, 2020, President Trump unveiled his "Guidelines for Opening Up America Again" (the "Guidelines"). The Guidelines are designed to help state and local officials reopen their economies, get people back to work, and provide some initial topics for employers to consider prior to reopening. Masuda Funai is publishing...

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FCC Makes It Easier For Broadcasters And Cable Operators To Rehire Laid Off Employees

Published: May 13, 2020
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The Federal Communications Commission has released an order making it easier for broadcasters and cable operators to rehire employees laid off as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Ordinarily, the FCC's equal employment opportunity rules require broadcast stations that employ five or more full-time employees and cable operators that employ six...

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