Posts by: Lizanne Foley

It’s a Small (Germy) World After All: How To Clean Up

March 11, 2020 |

My dream title for the next blog post: This is not about the Coronavirus.  Alas, COVID-19 keeps on spreading and with it a host of workplace issues. Not to be outdone by the EEOC and the Department of Labor,  OSHA has just  made recommendations addressing safe workplace issues. What is an employer to do? Breathe […]

Pandemics and Politics: Leave Paid and Unpaid in the Spotlight

March 9, 2020 |

Politicians do not let a serious crisis go to waste and the coronavirus is no exception. Couching legislation as a response to a potential pandemic, Democrats in the House and Senate introduced a bill Friday that would mandate all employers allow workers to accrue seven days of paid sick leave and immediately provide 14 additional […]

Beyond Hand Washing: Coronavirus Workplace Issues

March 3, 2020 |

Quarantines, furloughs, pandemic–rarely used words now bandied about with regularity. With COVID-19 causing the first US deaths and the virus identified in more places each day, hypotheticals are becoming realities. Below is an update on common issues as of today: Do I Have to Pay for COVID-19 related Sick Leave? That depends on your policy […]

Coronavirus at Work: Be Prepared

February 27, 2020 |

Just a few weeks ago, the coronavirus seemed exotic and far away. Now the arrival of the coronavirus (COVID-19) is not an issue of if but when.  Beyond having an ample supply of hand sanitizer and keyboard wipes (masks are sold out), how can employers best handle an outbreak or avoid one at their workplace? […]

Coming to A City Near You? Fair Workweek Gains Ground

February 25, 2020 |

There is a new wrinkle to wage and hour compliance–predictive scheduling and fines associated with failing to meet the laws. Philadelphia–home to the cheese steak, the Liberty Bell, Ben Franklin and some sports teams–has joined several jurisdictions in enacting a Fair Workweek Ordinance.  Large retail, hospitality and food services (250 employees or more world-wide with […]

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