Initial Review: H.R. 6201 Families First Coronavirus Response Act
Category: Labor and Employment
On March 18, 2020, the Senate passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, and the President is expected to sign the bill shortly
The potential issues employers face include promoting healthy and safe habits in the workplace, high rates of employee absenteeism, a need to conduct off-site business, and general business disruption.
The interplay between Illinois’ new cannabis legislation, Illinois’ Unemployment Insurance Act (Misconduct, Section 602), and employers’ zero-tolerance or drug free workplace policies, will be explored and judged under an evolving reasonableness standard.
Mark McAndrew and Therese King Nohos will lead a discussion on IL Recreational Cannabis Act and its affects on the business community and higher education institutions.
The Workplace Transparency Act (WTA) now affords non-employees, like independent contractors, protection from discrimination and harassment. Damages could include attorneys’ fees.