Congress responded to the current COVID-19 pandemic crisis by passing the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, also known as the CARES Act, H.R. 748 (the “Act”) on March 27, 2020, and it has been signed into law.
We address issues, cases and matters of statutory and regulatory compliance of employment law that can impact a business' growth and profitability.
DOL Releases Mandatory Notice Poster and Paid Leave Under Family First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)
On March 25, 2020, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued the notice regarding the Families First Coronavirus Recovery Act (FFCRA). The notice is available on the Department’s website and should be posted where employers place other DOL-required posters.
COVID-19 is No Day at the Beach: The Unfortunate Reality of Having to Avoid the Perilous Legal Waters of a Mass Layoff
With the government and private business establishing safety and health measures to combat the spread of the COVID-19 more companies are faced with the unfortunate and the inevitable decision to reduce their workforce through temporary or permanent business closures or layoffs.
Congress responded to the current COVID-19 pandemic crisis by passing the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, House Bill 6201 (the “Act”) on March 18, 2020, and it has been signed into law. The Act is effective 15 days from enactment, on April 2, 2020. The new Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act provisions generally apply to private-sector employers with less than 500 employees, unless the Secretary of Labor decides to exempt those with fewer than 50 employees (no current decision). This summary discusses the impact the Act has relative to the leave that must be given to employees in certain circumstances, the tax credits employers are entitled to, and also provides a short summary of IRS authority delaying tax payments otherwise due April 15, 2020.
On March 18, 2020, responding to the COVID-19 pandemic President Donald Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. The new law includes requirements for specified employers to provide leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) as well emergency paid sick leave. To assist businesses navigate the new leave requirement, a straight-forward Q & A, is set forth below: