COVID Chapter Closing?

With Russia invading Ukraine, gas prices soaring to record levels and inflation reaching heights not seen since the 1970s, the COVID coronavirus pandemic – with its infection and hospitalization rates dropping dramatically – is slowly but certainly being pushed into history. The vast majority of states have now lifted their mask mandates that in some…

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MA Mandates Emergency Paid Sick Leave

Last week, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed into law a bill that grants employees up to 40 hours of emergency paid sick leave (EPSL) for COVID-related illness, quarantine and vaccinations. Effective immediately upon signing through September 30, 2021 or until program funds expire, the new law (H.3702) entitles employees to the additional leave for an…

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Court Strikes Several DOL Rules on FFCRA

With the DC focus on the next iteration of COVID-19 legislative relief, one could easily forget the earlier economic stimulus laws and their implementation, but the courts this week kept the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) in the forefront.  The FFCRA made as many as 61 million workers eligible for paid sick leave and…

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