Entries by Fisher Phillips

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Tennessee Issues Safer-At-Home Order Impacting Business Community Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

In the latest effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee issued Executive Order No. 22 directing Tennesseans to stay home unless engaging in essential activities and services. The Order is not a shelter-in-place mandate, but instead an order strongly urging Tennesseans to stay at home when possible. The Order becomes effective […]

Updated Workplace FAQs For Healthcare Providers And 8-Point COVID-19 Action Plan

The healthcare industry is truly on the front lines of the nation’s and the world’s response to COVID-19. As a result, healthcare providers, their employees, and affiliates are likely already well-versed on the virus and how to handle it in a clinical setting. But healthcare providers may need help understanding and managing the impact that […]

Labor Department Throws COVID-19 Curveball In Latest Guidance, Suggests Shut Down Employees Won’t Qualify For Leave

The Department of Labor (DOL) continues to update its guidance document on implementation of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), and the latest update caught many employers by surprise. The updated document released by the agency appears to suggest that employees who cannot work because their businesses are subject to a government shutdown order […]

Important Labor Law Implications Of Latest Federal COVID-19 Law

Although the new Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES ACT) contains important help for businesses, it also presents potentially significant labor issues for any mid-size company (500 to 10,000 employees) that receives direct loans under the Emergency Relief and Taxpayer protections portion of the Act. To receive a direct loan under the Act, […]