COVID-19 Vaccination FAQs

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has prepared a list of FAQs to educate the public on various aspects of COVID-19 vaccination. This article features some of these FAQs.   Vaccine Development   How many COVID-19 vaccines are under development?   Currently, two vaccines are authorized and recommended to prevent COVID-19:   Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine…

IRS Issues FFCRA W-2 Reporting Guidance

July 17, 2020 | FFCRA Update   The IRS issued Notice 2020-54 to help employers properly report 2020 emergency paid sick leave and expanded family medical leave wages paid to employees under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”). Employers with less than 500 employees who provided benefits under either leave program will need to…

5 Tips for Onboarding Employees Remotely During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has caused employers to make significant changes to their business practices, including onboarding. Managers and new hires across the country are navigating the unchartered waters of remote onboarding.  The onboarding process—which is designed to cultivate a long-term relationship between the employer and the employee while fostering a feeling of…

Engaging Remote Employees During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has caused unprecedented changes for many industries. As social distancing is encouraged, gatherings with over ten people are banned, and stay-at-home or shelter-in-place orders for all nonessential employees are issued. Many employers ask their employees to work from home.  For some employees, working from home is business as usual.…

EEOC Updates Employer Guidance on Coronavirus and the ADA

On June 17, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued an additional answer to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about how employers should comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) while also observing all applicable emergency workplace safety guidelines during the coronavirus pandemic. The new FAQ, which addresses antibody tests (see A.7), was added…