What to Do When Employees Fake COVID Symptoms
How many employers since April 1, 2020, have asked themselves, “are they for real?” when confronted with an employee seeking leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). With cases rising around the country, more employers will be faced with the inevitability of a reported positive case among their employees or increased need for... Read more »
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Health Insurance Wrinkles: COVID-19 Testing and COBRA
The US Department of Labor (DOL) has released guidance for employers concerning two insurance issues: paying for COVID-19 testing and COBRA. COVID-19 Testing Covered On June 22, 2020, The U. S. Department of Labor released guidance that outlines when group health plans must cover workers’ COVID-19 tests. If an employee has symptoms or potential exposure,... Read more »
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OSHA Publishes Guidance on Face Coverings
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently published an FAQ on face coverings in the workplace to”help workers and employers understand how to properly use masks so they can stay safe and healthy in the workplace.” The guidance outlines the differences between cloth face coverings, surgical masks, and respirators. It also reminds employers not... Read more »
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