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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...

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...

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,...

HR 6201 – Families First Coronavirus Response Act Signed into Law

On Wednesday March 18th, the President signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (HR 6201). We previously wrote about this bill on Monday March 16th and the final version is broadly similar. The bill is set to go into effect within 15 days of...

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....

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...

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...

New Form I-9 Available

On January 31, 2020 the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published the Form I-9 Federal Register notice announcing a new version of Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification. The notice provides employers additional time to make...

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Final Rule on Regular Rate of Pay

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a Final Rule that clarifies the types of compensation included in an employee’s regular rate of pay for overtime purposes.The rule marks the first significant update to the regulations governing regular rate...

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