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Employment Question of the Day: April 30, 2020

May 1, 2020

What are some best practices for conducting employee screening in response to COVID-19?

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Employment Question of the Day: April 28, 2020

April 28, 2020

Please explain the intersection of FFCRA and the FLSA, which sets the federal wage and hour rules for employers. Specifically, does reducing an eligible exempt employee’s salary to two-thirds their daily rate of pay, capped at $200, as allowed under FFCRA, put the employee’s exempt status at risk under the FLSA?

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Where Does the Oil Go? Cushing and Contango

April 28, 2020

On April 20, 2020, the price of West Texas Intermediate crude oil dropped to a historic low of negative $37 per barrel.

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U.S. Army Corps Asks Federal Court to Stay Decision Vacating NWP 12, Indicates It Will Appeal

April 28, 2020

On April 27, 2020, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers filed a motion asking a Montana federal court to partially stay its April 15, 2020, decision vacating Nationwide Permit 12, pending a Corps appeal of that decision.

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Employment Question of the Day: April 27, 2020

April 27, 2020

What kind of litigation will arise out of COVID-19, and what can employers do now to prepare?

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COVID-19 Claims Can Get Your Brand into Hot Water with the FTC

April 27, 2020

Under U.S. law, a brand cannot advertise that its products prevent, treat or cure human disease unless the brand possesses competent and reliable scientific evidence substantiating that the claim is true.

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Employment Question of the Day: April 24, 2020

April 24, 2020

How does Minnesota’s Return to Work Order for Non-Critical Sectors (Executive Order 20-40) issued on April 23, 2020, affect my business?

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Additional PPP Funding Available Soon and More SBA Clarifications

April 24, 2020

President Trump recently signed into law a bill providing additional funding for the SBA’s 7(a) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) after the initial PPP funding of $350 billion under the CARES Act was exhausted on April 16.

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Employment Question of the Day: April 23, 2020

April 23, 2020

Can employers provide tax-free financial assistance to their employees during the COVID-19 outbreak?

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Employment Question of the Day: April 22, 2020 – Part 1

April 22, 2020

What are best practices when you are ready to recall furloughed employees?

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