Overview of Unemployment Benefits Changes Under the CARES Act

The CARES Act became law on March 27, 2020, and is a $2.2 trillion economic stimulus package designed to support individuals and businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This Act is important because it provides federal dollars at this time of crisis to state unemployment insurance benefit (UI) programs and to individuals who would not … Continue reading Overview of Unemployment Benefits Changes Under the CARES Act

DOL Relaxes In-Person I-9 Inspection Requirements

On March 20, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security announced that effective immediately, the physical presence requirement has been temporarily suspended for employers and workplaces that are operating remotely due to COVID-19 related precautions.

Families First Coronavirus Response Act – What We Know So Far

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act was signed into law on March 18, 2020. In the coming days and weeks, federal regulatory agencies, including the Department of Labor (DOL) and Health and Human Services (HHS), will provide guidance on how to execute or implement the new requirements. In the meantime, employers and advisors must rely … Continue reading Families First Coronavirus Response Act – What We Know So Far

FFCRA Payroll Tax Credit – Easing the COVID19 Burden for Employers

On Friday, March 20, the U.S. Treasury, IRS, and U.S. Department of Labor announced their plans for making the paid leave provisions in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) less burdensome for small businesses. Key points include: To take immediate advantage of the paid leave credits, businesses can retain and access funds that they … Continue reading FFCRA Payroll Tax Credit – Easing the COVID19 Burden for Employers

Tips to Handle an Infectious Disease Outbreak – FAQ

How to Handle an Infectious Disease Outbreak MERS in the Middle East in 2012 – 2013. Ebola in West Africa in 2014 – 2016. Zika virus in South and Central America in 2016 – 2017. Pandemic influenza in the U.S. in 2009 and 2018. Coronavirus (COVID-19), beginning in China in late 2019 and spreading throughout … Continue reading Tips to Handle an Infectious Disease Outbreak – FAQ