The DOL rules for the two kinds of leave available under the FFCRA, emergency paid sick leave (EPSLA) and emergency family leave (EFMLEA) came out last week. Here are some highlights about paid sick leave (more on emergency family leave next): Employers cannot require employees to used other paid leave before taking paid sick leave… Continue reading Highlights of FFCRA Rules for Sick Leave
Happy Friday. Here is a helpful analysis of tax-related changes under the FFCRA and CARES Act prepared by our Tax Group: https://www.sussmanshank.com/key-tax-changes-under-covid-19-related-legislation We will continue to post on developments. If you have specific questions, or would like us to post on a particular topic, please let us know.
More information on the FFCRA and CARES Act loans. As mentioned, the DOL regulations on the FFCRA came out yesterday, details to come. In the interim, yesterday was the deadline for covered employers to provide notice to employees of their rights under the law. DOL guidance on notice is here: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-poster-questions The SBA application for… Continue reading More on the FFCRA and CARES Act
Things are changing by the minute, so apologies if information from last week is now outdated. Here is some information for today: The IRS just issued guidance on tax credits under the FFCRA: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/covid-19-related-tax-credits-for-required-paid-leave-provided-by-small-and-midsize-businesses-faqs The DOL just issued regulations for the FFCRA: FFCRA Regulations We will take a look at the FFCRA Regulations and update… Continue reading IRS and DOL Guidance on FFCRA
This post was prepared by my partner Heather A. Kmetz. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act which passed yesterday provides employers with tax incentives to retain employees and continue operations, including amendments to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA, enacted 03/18/2020): Expanded Payroll Tax Relief. Employers are allowed to delay their… Continue reading CARES Act & FFCRA Amendments
Yesterday, the DOL issued some initial guidance on the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act. Questions and Answers are here: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-questions. The DOL has also issued a fact sheet for employees and employers: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-employee-paid-leave https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-employer-paid-leave There is also guidance on how employers give notice to employees of their rights under the FFCRA, including how to give… Continue reading DOL Guidance on FFCRA
Things are changing fast and some employers may have missed an emergency rule issued by BOLI last week. Under OFLA, eligible employees have always been able to take sick child leave to care for an employee’s child suffering from an illness, injury or condition that requires home care but is not a serious health condition.… Continue reading OFLA Extension of Sick Child Leave & A Helpful Link for Oregon Employers
Last night, H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, passed the Senate and was signed by the President. The law, as passed, has some significant changes from the original version passed by the House. The law goes into effect in 15 days and the Department of Labor is supposed to issue regulations to interpret… Continue reading H.R. 6201 Passed & BOLI issued new OFLA Rule
Earlier today, a revised version of the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act passed the Senate. Significant changes were made to the version of the law passed by the House on March 14th (see earlier post). Information about the law, as passed, will be posted tomorrow. The law takes effect on April 2, 2020.
On 3/14, the House passed a bill that provides economic protections to employees impacted by Covid-19. The Senate is expected to vote and pass the legislation by Wednesday (with potential revisions) and the President is expected to sign it by Thursday. Right now, and subject to revision, the key provisions apply to employers with fewer… Continue reading Families First Coronavirus Act H.R. 6201