Employment and Education

Alston & Bird has collected information for our pro bono, community service, and non-profit partners related to employment and education. The resources below will help employers meet their obligations under recently-passed legislation and keep their employees safe. As well as information for schools, colleges, and universities on available funding and how to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information, check out these FAQs prepared by Alston & Bird attorneys for organizations on how to deal with employment issues related to COVID-19 and information on obligations under the Families First Coronavirus Response (CARES) Act.

  • The U.S. Department of Labor provides multiple resources on workplace safety, employee pay, unemployment insurance, and other employment issues.
  • The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration provides resources to employers on workplace safety issues related to COVID-19.

For more information, check out this summary of educational provisions and appropriates in the CARES Act prepared by Alston & Bird attorneys and insight from Alston & Bird’s Colleges & Universities Team provides insight into current high-risk class action litigation brought by students and their parents related to higher education in this advisory.

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides guidance for how colleges and universities and schools and child care programs can plan, prepare, and respond to COVID-19.
  • The U.S. Department of Education provides additional resources for elementary schools, secondary schools, and higher education institutions.
  • The Department of Education also provides details on the CARES Act’s Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund.

Last updated September 18, 2020