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Follow Up: Impact of Families First Coronavirus Response Act – Who is considered a “health care provider” or “emergency responder”?

Jim Fogle Lauren Pair April 2, 2020
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Previously, we discussed the impact of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act on medical practices and health care providers. Specifically, the Act allows medical practices and other health care entities to exclude any employees who are “health care providers” or “emergency responders” from the new emergency provisions. In follow-up guidance, the Department of Labor recently clarified the definition of “health care provider.” READ MORE

Impact of Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Focus on medical practices and other health care providers

Jim Fogle March 27, 2020
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The Families First Coronavirus Response Act establishes new emergency medical and sick leave benefit requirements for employers with 500 or less employees. However, health care entities have the right to exclude their some of their employees, with certain stipulations. READ MORE

Blog Browse: Coronavirus legislation may impact your paid leave and FMLA obligations

Chuck Poplstein Colin Pajda March 18, 2020
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The Families First Coronavirus Response Act we first reported on earlier this week has now passed the Senate after technical corrections by the House of Representatives and has been sent to the President for signature. This bill creates several significant paid leave requirements for employers. Even employers not usually covered by the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) may be required to offer FMLA leave and paid sick time for employees who must miss work for coronavirus-related reasons. READ MORE