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Actions and Injunctions To Protect Workers from Violence in the Workplace
Violence in the workplace, which includes physical violence, harassment, and intimidation, is on the rise. In fact, according to the most recent United States Bureau of Labor Statistics report on the matter, “violence by humans or animals,” which includes violence by persons, self-inflicted injury, and attacks by animals, are the second leading cause of workplace fatalities, second only to transportation-related incidents. Domestic violence situations spill into the workplace at times so companies should take steps to protect workers.
Gammage & Burnham is pleased to announce that 29 of our attorneys have been named to the 2021 Best Lawyers© list! Best Lawyers© recognition is based solely on a confidential peer review process.
Special congratulations to Timothy N. Forsman, Daniel L. Marks, and James B. Senften for being named to the inaugural “Ones To Watch” list and to Randall S. Dalton and Joseph P. Richardson who have been recognized as “Lawyers of the Year” in their respective categories.
See below the full list of our awesome attorneys that have been recognized.
Post-Pandemic Risk Management: Audits, OSHA & Employment Practices from Julie Pace & Heidi Nunn-Gilman
G&B Partner Heidi Nunn-Gilman & Julie Pace recently wrote an article for the CFMA (Construction Financial Management Association) regarding post-pandemic risk management.
The article covers best practices for minimizing audit risks, safety standards, and the return of the workforce based on legal guidance as of June 2020.
Last evening, Congress passed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 (the “Flexibility Act”), which provides greater flexibility in how borrowers may use Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loan funds and receive loan forgiveness. It is anticipated that the Act will be signed into law by the President in short order. Under the Act, businesses that have not already received a PPP loan will have until December 31, 2020 to apply, subject to continuing availability of funds. PPP monies are still available.
The Flexibility Act also extends the covered period used to determine loan forgiveness. Increased from 8 weeks, borrowers may now receive loan forgiveness for amounts spent on forgivable expenses during the 24 week period following loan origination, or December 31, 2020, whichever comes first.
New Department of Labor Families First Coronavirus Response Act Interim Guidance: Exemptions for Small Business, Health Care Workers, and First Responders
New Department of Labor Families First
Coronavirus Response Act Interim Guidance
Exemptions for Small Business,
Health Care Workers, and First Responders
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) just released new guidance on The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)’s partial exemption for small businesses with under 50 employees. Also, there are certain employers who may exclude specific employees from coverage, and DOL has identified which employers are considered health care providers and emergency responders.
The FFCRA includes the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act.
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