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.
On Tuesday, March 24, the DOLannounced that the effective date of the leaves available through the FFCRA will be April 1, 2020.
The spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has employers rightly concerned about how to handle threats of contagion in the workplace.
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
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
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
The spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has employers rightly concerned about how to handle threats of contagion in the workplace. Along with those worries come concerns about violating other laws in the process of trying to keep the workplace safe. Specifically, the ADA comes to mind; if we send someone home who appears sick, have … Continue reading EEOC Guidance for Employers During a Pandemic