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EEOC to Hold COVID-19 Webinar, DOL Seeking Employer Input on Paid Leave, etc.

By Higginbotham on March 24 , 2020

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EEOC to Address COVID-19 Questions in March 27 Webinar

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will publicly post an online webinar addressing questions arising under any of the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Laws and the COVID-19 pandemic to its website on Friday afternoon, March 27.


The webinar will be devoted to answering questions submitted in advance about how to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic in light of any of the federal EEO laws employment nondiscrimination laws. The EEOC is asking for questions to be submitted by email to COVID19.Questions@eeoc.gov by 9 p.m. (Eastern time) on Wednesday, March 25 for consideration in this webinar.

The webinar will supplement the COVID-19 publications already issued by the EEOC, including “What You Should Know About the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and COVID-19” and "Pandemic Preparedness in the Workplace and the Americans with Disabilities Act." The EEOC last updated the COVID-19 “What You Should Know” document on Thursday, March 19, and the "Pandemic Preparedness" document in light of COVID-19 on Saturday, March 21.


Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) National Online Dialogue

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) will be hosting a national online dialogue to provide employers and employees with an innovative opportunity to offer their perspective as the Department develops compliance assistance materials and outreach strategies related to the implementation of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).

The ideas and comments gathered from this dialogue will inform compliance assistance guidance, resources and tools, as well as outreach approaches that assist employers and employees in understanding their responsibilities and rights under the FFCRA.

We need your input by March 29. Anybody who's interested can participate online at https://ffcra.ideascale.com from March 23 through March 29, or can join a Twitter chat hosted by @ePolicyWorks on March 25 at 2 p.m. using the hashtag #EPWChat.

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