Month: March 2020

HR Compliance Bulletin: DOL Clarifies Exemptions to Coronavirus Paid Leave Laws

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires certain employers to provide eligible employees with paid leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. Small businesses and employers of health care providers or emergency responders may qualify for exemptions to these leave requirements. This Compliance Bulletin includes the Department of Labor’s FAQs on these exemptions.

Benefits Bulletin: The CARES Act – What Employers Need to Know

On March 27, 2020, the U.S. Congress enacted the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) to provide $2.2 trillion in federal funding designed to provide financial assistance for those struggling as a result of the coronavirus (COVD-19) outbreak. The new law also includes several provisions affecting health plan coverage. This Bulletin summarizes the …

DOL Issues Employer Resources

Employers impacted by COVID-19 have a variety of questions regarding the Act’s effect on their business and employees. While there are still many questions left unanswered, the Department of Labor (DOL) is continuing to release guidance and resources often to help employers. This Bulletin provides an update on the recent releases from the DOL.

UPDATED: President Trump Signs the FFCRA – What Employers Need to Know

On the evening of March 18, 2020, the President signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “Act”). It will go into effect on April 1, 2020*, and remain in effect until December 31, 2020. This is a change from the original expected effective date of April 2, 2020*. While the Act covers several programs,

Coronavirus Stimulus Direct Payments FAQ

Congress is close to passing a $2 trillion stimulus bill to help offset the financial burdens created by coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The bill proposes to send direct payments to Americans. This article contains answers to questions employees may have about those payments. It will be updated when more specifics are released.