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Local Restaurant Lawsuit Reinforces FLSA Ramifications of Employers’ COVID-19 Wage & Hour Policies

Businesses of all sizes have struggled to make ends meet during the COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing financial downturn.  This has caused some employers to modify their pay structures and employees’ hours of work to stay solvent.  However, a recent lawsuit against a popular local restaurant reinforces the importance of ensuring these changes adhere to [...]

2020-09-14T16:27:51-04:00September 14th, 2020|Newsletter|

Federal Government Accepts Ohio’s Application for Federal Unemployment Funds

Governor DeWine announced last month that the State of Ohio would submit an application to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for additional funds made available by executive order. Earlier this month, the FEMA accepted the State of Ohio’s application for funding for the additional unemployment benefits. These benefits replace the $600 in CARES Act [...]

2020-09-15T09:17:23-04:00September 14th, 2020|Newsletter|

DOL Changes Definition of “Health Care Provider” for FFCRA Leave Exemption

The DOL recently made two subtle but important changes to its regulations implementing the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. The changes come in response to a federal court ruling holding that some provisions of the regulations are invalid. The changes are to the definition of “heath care provider” and the timing of an employee’s submission [...]

2020-09-15T10:45:42-04:00September 14th, 2020|Newsletter|