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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...

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...

HR 2021: Employment Law Predictions and Insights for the Coming Year
HR 2021: Employment Law Predictions and Insights for the Coming Year

Let’s just call it what it is: 2020 has been an absolute dumpster fire of a year. And for employers across the U.S., the potent cocktail of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic mixed with near-constant political unrest has manifested itself as a series of crises that just...

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...