Employers with facilities located in Dane County will find this reference helpful as it describes reopening protocols for business during the identified phases.
Detailed guidance released this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sets out criteria for reopening the economy and tracking coronavirus cases, with specific instructions for child care centers, schools and day camps; restaurants and bars; mass transit; and all employers..
Based upon recent Department of Labor (DOL) guidance, employers utilizing employees paid through temporary agencies should evaluate whether these workers have Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL) and Emergency Paid Family Medical Leave (EPFML) rights through the employer rather than through the..
Balancing the desire to return employees to the workplace against the risk of spreading workplace infections, along with addressing the possibility of monitoring employees' movements electronically, create ethical questions employers are struggling to answer.
Wisconsin’s Work-Share Program has been a seldom-used tool in employers' toolboxes due to the restrictive design of the program and the pre-pandemic workforce shortage. Recent changes made to the program may make it an attractive option for employers seeking to temporarily cut the hours of their..
Many employers implemented work from home arrangements much more broadly than they had in the past due to “Stay at Home” orders. Employers should now revisit whether remote work that was denied as not being a reasonable accommodation for employees protected under the Americans with Disabilities..
On May 8, 2020, the Evers administration released specific guidance on “turning the dial” toward reopening in Wisconsin. The guidelines cover such issues as employee health and hygiene; social distancing and other protective measures in the workplace; cleaning and disinfection practices;..
As we prepare for a return to the workplace, employers need to be sensitive to employees with concerns about health issues that make them more vulnerable to COVID-19. This is complicated by both actual health issues an employee may have as identified by health authorities, as well as an..
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness includes formulas for using loan proceeds for payroll purposes. Some employers are calling employees back from furlough or lay off but may be meeting resistance from employees for various reasons. This article provides guidance regarding how..
As a result of the pandemic, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced it will not require employers to submit EEO-1 data in 2020 for 2019. Employers should note that this does not mean that they are free to “skip” the reporting, rather that the reporting deadline is..