After months of partisan deadlock, Congress finally passed a new coronavirus relief package at the eleventh hour (narrowly avoiding a government shutdown and a lapse in benefits for many Americans). While the direct payments portion of the bill was covered (and fought over) extensively, many are unaware of the provisions of this second relief package....
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CDC & OSHA Guidelines for Returning to Work
Whether you are returning to work or have been working since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, you probably have questions about safety. It is important that your employer take precautions to ensure the safety of all employees, as well as customers, if they want to re-open a brick-and-mortar location.
Contact Tracing and Employee Privacy
In the simplest possible terms, contact tracing is a way of tracking all the individuals who have come into contact with an infected or contagious person. Given the current pandemic, contact tracing – and particularly contact tracing apps – have grown in popularity as countries are trying to find safe ways to return to a...
Best Law Firms Names Jackson Spencer Law to 2021 Top Firms List
Jackson Spencer Law was recognized by the annual list of “Best Law Firms,” published by Best Lawyers® and U.S. News & World Report. The firm’s appearance on the 2021 edition marks its seventh year of selection to the rundown of the country’s top law firms.
How to Protect Yourself at Work During a Pandemic
Health, wealth, and happiness: It’s what most of us strive for. But 2020 has made attaining each especially hard. Many have lost their jobs, their income, and experienced depression at staggering rates. If you have been fortunate enough to keep working throughout the pandemic, you probably have another concern: staying healthy while interacting with others...
Best Lawyers Selects Jennifer Spencer for Annual List
Employment attorney Jennifer Spencer has been named to the 2021 list of Best Lawyers for the seventh consecutive year. Ms. Spencer, founder of Jackson Spencer Law, has built her practice on advocating for employees who are experiencing difficulties in the workplace.
COVID-19 Rules Could Lead to Major Litigation for Employers
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) went into effect on April 1 and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) gave employers until April 18 to comply with the law, after which employers who fail to comply will face DOL enforcement actions and could be subject to individual lawsuits.
Q&A About the Families First Coronavirus Response Act: What Employees Need to Know
With the passage of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), employees have questions about what the law does and doesn’t provide to those impacted by the coronavirus and COVID-19. In this article we’ll answer 7 of the most pressing questions employees face while the U.S. prepares for (and deals with) this historic contagion.
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