The rollout of COVID-19 vaccines is underway. Although companies can generally require vaccinations, whether they should is subject to debate. Attorney Shawn Kachmar discusses the issue in his article for Savannah Morning News.
Now that businesses are reopening, some employees will be requesting paid leave pursuant to the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA). Attorney Wade Herring discusses 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. Attorney Louann Bronstein offers 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.