Now that businesses are reopening, some employees will be requesting paid leave pursuant to the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA). Attorneys Wade Herring and Emery Lyon discuss what documentation businesses can and cannot request from employees and what documentation the business should maintain.
As businesses receive PPP loans, review of the guidance is important, especially if the business will be seeking loan forgiveness. Attorneys Louann Bronstein and Rob McGuirk offer a compilation of existing guidance, including recent guidance issued on May 13, 2020.
This article for Business in Savannah outlines the new rules governing unpaid internships.
If your business contracts with the federal government, or if you contract with another company that does business with the federal government, you may have affirmative action obligations under a number of federal laws. Sarah Lamar explains further in her article for Business in Savannah.
The Department of Labor has announced proposed changes to regulations implementing the Fair Labor Standards Act, in particular the overtime exemption that allows certain employees to be paid a salary without overtime pay. Attorney Wade Herring discusses how these changes could impact labor costs for employers.