Work in the Time of COVID-19: FAQs for Employers

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Considerations for Employers: COVID-19 Vaccinations and Updated Workplace Safety Protocols

As COVID-19 vaccines are being administered across the country, facilities are implementing vaccination plans for their workforces and updated safety protocols to keep employees, customers, and patients safe from the virus. Such policies can implicate the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, among other employment laws.

 

The American Rescue Plan Act: Updates to COVID-19 Leave

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) passed on March 11, 2021, extends tax credits available to employers who opt (but are not required) to provide paid leave to their employees for certain COVID-related absences through September 30, 2021. More information about those tax credits is available on the IRS’s website.

We’re Growing: Poyner Health Law Team Welcomes Mysty Blagg

Over 5 years ago now, my close colleague and partner in my long term care practice, Iain Stauffer, joined the Poyner Health Law Team. Iain’s now a partner at Poyner Spruill, having survived 5 years of my “mentoring.” I recently looked around the Health Law Team and thought “we need a bright, experienced, cracker-jack associate.” Thus began our search for the newest member of the Poyner Health Law Team.

Popsicles for Breakfast

I have been a working mother for 19 years now, largely due to the fact that I have yet to win the lottery. After 19 years of walking the balance beam of being the best parent I can be and the best employee I can be, reading other parent’s funny failure stories brings me the most joy. These stories remind me that parents are human, and it’s okay. Mother’s guilt is a real thing that brings a real fear of screwing our kids up.

FutureCare Foundation of North Carolina, Inc. is Awarded a $2.4 Million Grant to Address CNA in North Carolina SNFs

FutureCare Foundation of North Carolina, Inc. is the research and educational nonprofit 501(c)(3) foundation sponsored by the N.C. Healthcare Facilities Association. Earlier this year, after nearly a year of applications, revisions, and ongoing dialogue with both CMS and the N.C. Division of Health Service Regulation, FutureCare was awarded a $2.4 million grant to implement a 3-year program designed to help address the shortage of certified nursing aides in North Carolina SNFs.

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