The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically altered the work experience for us all since March 2020. Every employing office within the legislative branch was forced to adapt rapidly to the new reality, whether by sending employees home to telework full-time, changing employees’ shifts and rearranging the physical workspace to allow for social distancing, or making other changes to working conditions to prevent the spread of the virus. New legislation such as the FFCRA and CARES Act temporarily granted employees new rights to help them cope with sudden unexpected childcare needs and other personal obligations.
More than one year later, the pandemic is far from over, but the availability of effective vaccines is providing hope for a return to some semblance of normalcy in the not-too-distant future. As more employees come back to the office, it is worth reviewing certain aspects of the laws applied by the Congressional Accountability Act (CAA) which may be particularly relevant.
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