Stoneman, Chandler & Miller LLP (SCM) was originally formed in 1945 as a traditional labor law firm. Since then we have evolved into a full service labor, employment and education law firm engaged in the representation of public and private employers and public schools.
SCM counsels and assists clients in a broad spectrum of labor, personnel and employment related issues ranging from the application of wage and hour laws to dealing with the National Labor Relations Act, Davis Bacon Act, OSHA, COBRA, FMLA and the ever changing anti-discrimination laws and accompanying regulations. We have significant experience in the development and implementation of personnel policies, preparation of affirmative action programs, the handling of employee problems, establishment of employee communication programs (e.g. employee handbooks), and the training of managers, and supervisors. We can assist employers in the creation and administration of salary and fringe benefit programs as well.
as of April 27, 2020
Update on DOL Interpretations
IThe relationship between employer provided vacation, personal and sick pay or paid time off (collectively referred to as “PTO”) and emergency paid sick leave (“EPSL”) and Expanded Family and Medical Leave (“EFML”) has spawned many questions. After a correction to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) regulations in which the Department of Labor (“DOL”) withdrew its initial interpretation, a new Question and Answer issued by the DOL, describes the relationship as follows:
As of March 26, 2020
This is a follow-up to our earlier Stoneman, Chandler & Miller LLP Client Alert on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) dated March 20, 2020, and provides a brief summary of the some of the key points covered by the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) FFCRA Guidance. This Update does not include all of the provisions of the FFCRA covered in our Client Alert or summarize the full guidance, which can be found on the DOL’s website or by clicking here. Therefore, you should consult with legal counsel to ensure that you are applying the most up-to-date law.
As of March 19, 2020
On March 18, 2020, the President signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA” or “Act”). Key provisions of FFCRA include the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act. The following is a brief summary of the FFCRA, which may be amended. Therefore, you should consult with legal counsel to ensure that you are applying the most up-to-date law.