BLOGS

UNDERSTANDING FORCE MAJEURE CLAUSES IN LIGHT OF THE COVID-19 CRISIS

UNDERSTANDING FORCE MAJEURE CLAUSES IN LIGHT OF THE COVID-19 CRISISCorona virus (COVID-19) is the major topic for most new stations today. In addition to having a tragic effect on the health of the world’s population, the virus, and the safety measures implemented in response to the virus, are having a negative effect on international businesses. Globally manufacturers and suppliers are scrambling to identify contractual relief as COVID-19 causes supply chains to crumble. The reason behind this disruption ranges from worker shortages and ...
Twitter Google Linkedin

UPDATED STAY-AT-HOME ORDER

On April 30, 2020, Governor Pritzker released Executive Order 2020-32, which extends the current stay-at-home order.  However, there are a few key differences in this new order that you should be aware of, not just in the workplace but personally while you are out and about, as well. What Stays the Same Despite all the updates, there are several aspects of the stay-at-home order that remain the same. For example, you can still leave home for essential travel, which includes reasons related to health and safety, necessary supplies and service...
Twitter Google Linkedin

FURLOUGH VS. TERMINATION: EMPLOYER OBLIGATIONS REGARDING WAGES, BENEFITS, AND OTHER ISSUES

The coronavirus pandemic is creating quite a lot of chaos within the labor and employment world. Employees are wondering how they are going to get paid and employers are wondering how they are going to pay their employees. Money is tight and everyone is worried. But these moments of high stress are the ones that matter most. It can be easy to make mistakes and run afoul of the law or sound business practices when you feel rushed to take action, especially when it seems like there is a new federal law or municipal order being released every day....
Twitter Google Linkedin

DOL Releases Initial FFCRA (Families First Coronavirus Response Act) Guidelines

 To see the full list of Questions and Answers provided by the DOL see their website. Below we’ve provided a quick summary of answers provided to the more pressing questions we received and/or see as concerns for our clients.WHAT WAS ANSWERED:Effective Date officially April 1, 2020In previous articles and webinars, both provided by WPD and circulating on...
Twitter Google Linkedin