COVID-19

CARES Act: Paycheck Protection Program Loans
CARES Act: Paycheck Protection Program Loans

Legislation aimed at expanded criteria for the use of PPP Loans under the CARES Act, called the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020, was signed into law by the President on June 5, 2020. This update to the PPP program makes it easier for businesses to...

When Your Employee Prefers Unemployment to Work
When Your Employee Prefers Unemployment to Work

The COVID-19 crisis has stretched on for more than two months and entrepreneurs across America are now looking to reopen their businesses -- and the economy, in general. Of course, the first piece of that equation involves recalling your employees who have been...

Update: FFCRA Health Exemption and Other Rules Called Into Question
Update: FFCRA Health Exemption and Other Rules Called Into Question

ALERT: The DOL has updated its FFCRA rules in response to the federal court decision. Click here to review this important update. On Monday, August 3, 2020, a federal judge struck down some of the Department of Labor’s rules regarding the Families First Coronavirus...

FFCRA Healthcare Exemption and Other Rules Updated
FFCRA Healthcare Exemption and Other Rules Updated

The Department of Labor (DOL) announced that it has updated its rules regarding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The new rules go into effect on September 16, 2020.   The update occurred in response to an August 2020 decision by a federal district...

California and San Francisco Enact New COVID Laws and Protections
California and San Francisco Enact New COVID Laws and Protections

Heads up, California employers: there is a new statewide COVID-19 sick leave law you need to be aware of, and San Francisco employers are now subject to an extremely strict anti-retaliation law.    Related: FFCRA Healthcare Exemption and Other Rules Updated...

New York COVID Sick Leave Is Now Even More Complicated

As of January 1, 2021, New York employers now have four different paid leave requirements to manage when it comes to any given COVID-related absence:  New York COVID Paid Sick Leave (NY COVID PSL),  New York Paid Sick Leave (NY PSL),  New York Paid Family Leave (NY...

FFCRA Updates in the American Rescue Plan
FFCRA Updates in the American Rescue Plan

The new stimulus package, signed by President Biden on March 11, 2021, includes changes to the COVID paid leave benefits originally passed in 2020 under the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA). Please pay attention to our updates as they arrive over the next...

Can I Require My Employees to Get Vaccinated?
Can I Require My Employees to Get Vaccinated?

(Portions of this guidance, including offering employee incentives to get vaccinated, and whether you should document employees’ vaccination status, were updated on 6/4/21) With Covid vaccines now being distributed widely and available to practically all individuals...

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Guidance and FAQ
Families First Coronavirus Response Act Guidance and FAQ

Update: March 19, 2021 The new stimulus package, signed by President Biden on March 11, 2021, includes new changes to the COVID paid leave benefits under the FFCRA. Here are the key points you need to know: Providing FFCRA paid leave continues to be voluntary FFCRA...

New California Requirements for COVID Paid Sick Leave
New California Requirements for COVID Paid Sick Leave

California employers with more than 25 employees now need to give all employees a new bank of 2 weeks of California COVID paid sick leave (“CA COVID PSL”), even if employees previously used paid COVID leave in 2020. This is a complicated law that puts a lot of...