Tuesday, March 10, 2020

What Employers in Montgomery County Need to Know About Mandatory Paid Leave if Schools Close Due to COVID-19


By Scott Mirsky, Principal

Summary: Montgomery County’s Earned Sick and Safe Leave Act covers closures of schools and child care centers. If schools are closed due to the spread of COVID-19, then employers must allow employees to use their earned sick and safe leave.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

How to Handle an Employee’s Return from Overseas Travel & Other Risks in the Face of Coronavirus

By: Scott Mirsky and James Hammerschmidt

SUMMARY: Discussions and concerns over the Coronavirus have started to ripple through the employment arena and employers are left figuring out how best to handle the impact of the virus. Employers need to navigate this novel issue and ensure that they are balancing the safety of their workers without violating employment laws. We have developed the following Q&A to educate employers about the Coronavirus and to provide guidance on making certain employment decisions.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Alert! New Poster Requirement for D.C. Employers


By Scott Mirsky, Principal

SUMMARY: All DC employers are required to provide their employees with notice of paid family leave benefits. The required notice was recently released by the DC Office of Employment Services and must be posted no later than February 1, 2020. In addition, the notice must be provided to all new hires and to all employees at least once a year moving forward.