FFCRA Regulations Issued | More Information on SBA Loan Programs

FFCRA UpdatesThere were several key developments on April 1, 2020 in regard to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The Department of Labor (DOL) issued much anticipated regulations which provide critical guidance on how employers should administer the...

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act

On Friday March 27th, the House passed, and the President signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. In addition to direct support for individuals, this massive relief bill includes a number of provisions which will be significant to nearly...

DOL Releases Paid Leave Notice

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released a model notice on their website today which also includes fact sheets, Q&A, and a field assistance bulletin.  It provides information on common issues employers and employees face when responding to COVID-19, and its...

HR 6201 – Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Late Friday evening, the House of Representative passed HR 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act by a vote of 363 to 40. The text of the bill was negotiated with the Trump Administration and the President has signaled his support for the bill. Although the...

Coronavirus in the USA

On Tuesday, March 3 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported 60 cases of COVID-19 from 12 states. Twenty-two of these cases are travel-related; 11 are believed to be person-to-person spread; and for the remaining 27 the source of exposure is still...

DOL and NLRB both issue a Final Rule on “Joint Employer”

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a final rule, on January 16, 2020, updating the definition of “joint employer” under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).   The DOL states this revision is “in order to promote certainty for employers and...