March 27, 2020

COVID-19 Employer Guidance: How to Navigate the Most Common Challenges

These policies, as of March 26, 2020, include the following areas:
  • Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (“EPSL”),
  • Emergency Family Medical Leave Expansion Act (“E-FMLA”),
  • EPSL and E-FMLA Related Tax Credits,
  • WARN notices,
  • OSHA requirements,
  • Equal Employment Office (“EEO”) considerations,
  • Unemployment,
  • Essential business services,
  • SBA loans, and
  • the CARES Act.

An employer having questions about the above or other employment matters should contact a Kerr Russell attorney and visit the Kerr Russell COVID-19 Resource Center for further updates.

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Mark C. KnothImage of Mark C. Knoth, Employment and Labor attorney of Kerr Russell chairs the firm’s Labor, Employment, Employee Benefits & ERISA Practice Group. He counsels and advises business owners, managers and human resources professionals on workplace issues. These include civil rights and anti-discrimination laws; employee discipline; wage and hour; overtime; employee leaves; reasonable accommodations; veterans issues; picketing; secondary boycotts; reductions in force; drug testing; unemployment compensation; affirmative action; and union organizing campaigns, among other matters. He additionally drafts employee policies, handbooks, contracts, and covenants not to compete, and investigates threats of violence, allegations of harassment, and other employee misconduct.

Kevin T. BlockHeadshot of Kerr Russell attorney, Kevin T. Block focuses primarily on business law, including business transactions, real estate and secured financing. He handles matters related to real estate, finance, lease and purchase and sale transactions, mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, entity formation, commercial contracts and lien rights enforcement. He additionally represents commercial lenders, as well as borrowers in credit transactions. Kevin also specializes in business entity formation, drafting and negotiating business contracts, and business planning.


Liam K. HealyLiam K. Healy of Kerr Russell practice clients maintain compliance with state and federal tax laws that govern individuals and businesses focuses his practice on helping clients maintain compliance with the myriad of state and federal tax laws and regulations that govern individuals and businesses. A particular focus of Liam’s practice is in the area of employee benefits and ERISA. Liam specializes in designing pension and executive compensation plans to benefit business owners and executives. His practice includes drafting and reviewing deferred compensation agreements, severance agreements and non-compete agreements, representing employers in multi-employer plan collection and withdrawal liability matters.

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