Employment Law Issues

The EEOC Provides Further Guidance on Managing Disability and Accommodation Issues in the Age of COVID-19 (Part II)  | 4/15/2020

In this alert, we summarize the EEOC’s most recent guidance on employers’ ADA obligations concerning disability-related inquiries and confidentiality with respect to COVID-19.   Read more. 

The EEOC Provides Further Guidance on Managing Disability and Accommodation Issues in the Age of COVID-19 (Part I)  | 4/14/2020

The EEOC made clear in a recent webinar that “in this extraordinary time, the laws enforced by the EEOC — Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act — continue to apply.”   Read more. 

Remote Work Increases Data Security Risks  | 4/13/2020

Email use, bring your own device (BYOD) programs, and telecommuting have always raised privacy and security concerns, but with tens of millions of Americans suddenly working from home those issues have taken on new urgency.   Read more.

COVID-19 Federal Legislation/Actions/Updates

Claiming Federal Relief Tax Credits and Deferring Payroll Tax Payments  | 4/14/2020

As with all aspects of Federal COVID-19 relief, guidance on claiming federal tax credits and deferring payroll tax liability is rapidly evolving and is subject to change. This alert provides an outline of guidance on these issues as of the date of this alert.    Read more.

Despite New Regulatory Flexibilities, Risks Persist for Companies Transitioning to Production, Sale, and Importation of Face Masks and Respirators  | 4/14/2020

As widespread shortages of face masks and N95 respirators needed to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic persist, manufacturers, brokers, and other companies across the nation are looking to retool their operations for the production and sale of these crucial items.    Read more.

COVID-19 State Related Legislation/Actions

Ohio Tax Compliance: The Tax Commissioner Has Not   Extended All Filing Due Dates  | 4/10/2020In this  State and Local Tax Alert  we outline the tax filing due dates for certain Ohio tax filings over the next 30 days.   Read more. Ohio Economic Development Agencies Engaged in COVID-19 Relief Efforts  | 4/8/2020The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted both our health and our economy, and JobsOhio and the Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA) are helping businesses cope.   Read more.

Other COVID-19 Business Considerations

Cyberattacks on the Rise During the COVID-19 PandemicIn the last month, cyberattacks have exploited the unique challenges that businesses face due to increased teleworking.  Read more.