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Federal Paid Leave Guidance Families First Coronavirus Response Act

The U.S. DOL's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) announced its first round of information to employers about meeting their requirements to offer emergency paid sick leave and paid family medical leave offered by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) starting on April 1, 2020. The guidance - provided in a Fact Sheet for Employees, a Fact Sheet for Employers and a Questions and Answers document - addresses critical questions, such as how an employer must count the number of their employees to determine coverage; how small businesses can obtain an exemption; how to count hours for part-time employees; and how to calculate the wages employees are entitled to under this law.


OSHA added website providing guidance for preventing exposure to spreading virus.

Please use this information as a guide for information on what to do for the Coronavirus Pandemic. Please stay safe for next couple of months, when most medical experts thinks this pandemic will reach its peak and start to decline.


OSHA reminds employers COVID-19 is a recordable illness

The OSHA released on Monday guidance to help employers prepare their workplaces for an outbreak of COVID-19 - along with a reminder that any incidents of employees contracting the novel coronavirus at work are recordable illnesses, subject to the same rules and failure-to-record fines as other workplace injuries and illnesses.

While OSHA specifically exempts employers from recording incidents of employees contracting common colds and the flu in the workplace, COVID-19 is not exempt. The report also advises employers to develop an infectious disease preparedness and response plan, implement basic infection prevention measures and develop policies for the identification and isolation of ill individuals.

US District Judge has sentenced Stalin Rene Barahona, the former owner of SB Framing Services to 30 days in prison for one count of willfully violating a federal standard for fall protection. The charge stemmed from a fall that killed one of Barahona's employees during work on a new home in North Naples.


When a trench collapsed on a coworker, Jonathan Stringer jumped in the hole and attempted to save him with his bare hands. That's when another collapse buried Stringer, prompting about 25 other workers in frantic shifts to try and save him, but failed to reach him in time, click here to read entire article.


Construction managers charged with manslaughter because Luis Sanchez Almonte was crushed to death by debris in September 2018. Prosecutors found Jiaxi "Jimmy" Liu of WSC Group refused to stop work after repeated warnings of dangerous conditions at the site from workers and adjacent property owners.

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