Archive | COVID-19

COVID-19 RESPONSE : Non-Essential Business Closure Order – What Employers Need to Know Now, Part I

  April 3, 2020 Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey recently ordered several types of “non-essential” businesses to be closed until April 17 as the state expands its efforts to stem the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Effective Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 5 p.m. all non-work related gatherings of 10 people or more, or non-work related gatherings […]

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act: As an employer, how do I know if my business is under the 500-employee threshold?

Families First Coronavirus Response Act:  As an employer, how do I know if my business is under the 500-employee threshold and therefore must provide paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave? You have fewer than 500 employees if, at the time your employee’s leave is to be taken, you employ fewer than 500 […]

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Hill Hill Carter COVID-19 Response Team

Hill Hill Carter’s Labor & Employment attorneys are actively monitoring developments in employment law at the federal, state, and local levels related to the current COVID-19 outbreak, and are counseling clients about those developments, as well as their obligations and responsibilities in this situation. Particular issues of great concern to clients include reductions in force [...]
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COVID-19 and the American Workplace

The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division provides information on common issues employers and employees face when responding to COVID-19, and its effects on wages and hours worked under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), job-protected leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and paid sick leave and expanded family and medical […]

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To Our Valued Clients, Partners, & Community Members:

Monday, March 23, 2020 To our valued clients, partners, & community members: As COVID-19 continues to affect the global community, we would like to assure you that Hill Hill Carter remains fully operational. We are taking preventative measures to ensure the safety of our employees while continuing to provide services without disruption to our clients. […]

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Employer / Business Alert: Federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act Effective April 2, 2020

UPDATE: On Wednesday, March 18, 2020, the Senate passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, and President Trump has now signed it into law. The Act contains several provisions that will significantly impact employers with fewer than 500 employees. If this applies to you, your obligations become effective no later than April 2, 2020–15 days […]

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