DOL Helps Workers During Pandemic
A number of resources both employers and workers can use to combat issues presented by the COVID-19 crisis are being provided by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).
The DOL's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) provides several of these resources. One is the OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19, which helps employers to respond if a coronavirus outbreak occurs at their workplace.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a frustrating issue as it pertains to income and hours worked by staff. The DOL's Wage and Hour Division has information on how COVID-19 impacts job-protected leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act and hours worked under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Sadly, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to displaced workers. As a result, the DOL's Employment and Training Administration has released new guidance exploring the flexibilities states have in administering employment insurance programs for those impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.
All this information and more can be found at dol.gov/coronavirus.
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