Coronavirus FAQS For Employers: Workshare

Employers may be able to avoid layoffs caused by the COVID-19 outbreak by choosing the WorkShare alternative offered by the Rhode Island Department of Labor and […]

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Coronavirus FAQS For Employers: Force Majeure Contract Provisions

COVID-19, and the measures taken to contain it, continue to have a seismic effect on our economy and, in particular, on businesses that have had to […]

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Coronavirus FAQS For Employers: Employee Rights Under the ADA

Does contraction of COVID-19 implicate employee rights under the ADA? Generally, no.  Temporary, non-chronic impairments with little or no long-term impact (e.g., broken limbs, sprained joints, […]

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Coronavirus FAQS For Employers: Employee Benefits for Furloughs/Layoffs/Reductions-in-Force

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS FOR FURLOUGHED EMPLOYEES Our employees have been furloughed and are not actively working right now.  Are they still eligible for coverage under our group […]

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Coronavirus FAQS For Employers: Workplace Health and Safety

Can we ask an employee to stay home or leave work if they exhibit symptoms of COVID-19? Yes.  Employers are permitted to ask employees exhibiting the […]

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Coronavirus FAQS For Employers: Workers’ Compensation

My employee alleges that they contracted the coronavirus while at work. Will this result in a workers’ compensation claim? It depends. The test for determining whether […]

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