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COVID-19 Webinar: Restart Checklist and an HR, Legal and Regulatory Update - Shared screen with speaker view
Tom Palisin
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Sophine Grayson
Perform Group in York, PA is a dance wear manufacturer. We have converted to making mask, scrubs and gowns if anyone need to place orders for mask.
John C. Porter, Esq.
Thank you Sophine. That is good to know.
Mike Granby
Not seeing links in chat...
Tom Palisin
we'll email everyone the links registered if it does not show up in the chat!
Vick Krotzer
I have one more suggestion. Remove all lids/closures from your garbage and recyclable receptacles so there is less chance that anyone had contact with those surfaces.
Marissa Bankert
An employer is making employees sign a document stating that he is not liable if were to test positive for covid and could not submit a workers comp claim. Which means he wouldn't have to pay for any time missed. Is this legal? Employees are being told that if they don't sign, they will be terminated. They have already been working since May 1st, but just notified today.
Tom Palisin
FAQ 31 Analysis Infohttps://home.treasury.gov/system/files/136/Paycheck-Protection-Program-Frequently-Asked-Questions.pdf
John C. Porter, Esq.
Marissa Bankert:
Tom Palisin
updated PPP FAQs as of Yesterdayhttps://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=617b8452-c37d-4c75-8b13-b09f5661e428
John C. Porter, Esq.
Marissa Bankert, this sounds very suspect. Although, it may be hard for am employee to prove they caught COVID 19 at work.
Becky Stauffer Stauffer
FAQ31 Analysis Safe Harbor Extended until May 14FAQ 31 Analysis Infohttps://home.treasury.gov/system/files/136/Paycheck-Protection-Program-Frequently-Asked-Questions.pdfupdated PPP FAQs as of Yesterdayhttps://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=617b8452-c37d-4c75-8b13-b09f5661e428
Vick Krotzer
Marissa Bankert, employees have the right to file a Workers' Comp claim any time they feel they have contracted COVID-19 through exposure at work. Whether the Workers' Comp carrier accepts or declines the claim is for them to determine. I believe an employer who says they will terminate an individual's employment if they exercise their right to file a claim would be illegal. Here is the link to PA WC addressing COVID-19 https://www.uc.pa.gov/COVID-19/Pages/WC-COVID-FAQs.aspx
Hannah Lopez
So if an employee is called back to work and they give HR a doctor's note stating they cannot return yet, you just keep them on UC?
Marissa Bankert
Thanks so much!
Sophine Grayson
I have tp be on another call at 3pm.
Sophine Grayson
Will the PP be shared?
Becky Stauffer Stauffer
Hannah start FMLA if they are out more than 3 days. They could use their sick time, vacation, possibly this is Short Term Disability.
Tom Palisin
Yes! we will email this to all!
Sophine Grayson
Thank you.
Vick Krotzer
Hannah Lopez, yes employees can still remain off if they have a doctor's note, but you can require an updated excuse after they have explained that their employer is providing PPE