March 31, 2020

The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) the federal agency which enforces the Americans with Disabilities Act amongst other equal employment opportunity laws has published a helpful document entitled "Pandemic Preparedness in the Workplace and...

March 30, 2020

The United States Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a Temporary Non-Enforcement Period concerning the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) through April 17, 2020 so long as employers have made a "good faith" and reasonable effort to comply with the law.

Gu...

March 30, 2020

Amazon warehouse workers employed in Staten Island in New York, one of the states hardest hit by COVID-19, and Instacart grocery delivery workers announced plans to strike today.

These workers are demanding additional COVID-19 safety health and safety protection an...

March 30, 2020

Please watch the following brief video for a synopsis on the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act ("ADEA").

March 26, 2020

As WVPI founder Kathleen M. Bonczyk discussed during a National Public Radio interview following last year's catastrophic event at the Virginia Beach Municipal Building, under so-called "normal" circumstances, (i.e. pre-COVID-19), at least 2,000.000 Americans experienc...

March 25, 2020

On March 18, 2020, the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act ("FFCRA") was signed into law.

Like the Family and Medical Leave Act, the FFCRA is administered and enforced by the Wage and Hour Division of the United States Department of Labor.

Amongst other prot...

March 25, 2020

Do you know which family members with serious health conditions may an employee apply for Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA") protected leave to care for?

Watch the following brief video for the answers:

The FMLA is administered by the Wage and Hour Division of the Uni...

March 23, 2020

A concern to homeowners with existing mortgages is how to continue making payments as more employers reduce working hours and even cease operations entirely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 Photo credit:  Forbes.com

Forbes.com has compiled a listing of banks who...

March 23, 2020

Small businesses whose operations have been negatively impacted by COVID-19 may obtain low interest loans to assist in coping with the effects of COVID-19, the United States Small Business Administration ("SBA") announces.

To learn more about the SBA's "Economic Injury...

March 23, 2020

The United States Department of Labor ("DOL") has issued guidelines for the states concerning their unemployment policies and procedures in which DOL clarifies that employees do not need to quit their jobs to obtain unemployment in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

These...

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