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DOL Issues Temporary Regulations on Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Emergency FMLA Expansion Acts

On April 1, 2020, the DOL issued its regulations on the paid leave provision of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (i.e., the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Act).  While there is a lot to digest in the rule, the most significant aspect is the definition of and...

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IRS Issues Guidance on Documents Employers to Maintain to Substantiate Claim to Tax Credits for FFCRA Paid Leave

As the paid leave provisions of the FFCRA take effect today, many employers are asking what information they should maintain so they can claim the tax credits that are available to pay for this leave.  Luckily, the IRS has come to the rescue describing the information that should be maintained.  The Service’s guidance explains that: FAQ...

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Federal Judge Enjoins Dallas Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

Yesterday, a U.S. District Judge enjoined enforcement of the Dallas Paid Sick Leave Ordinance.  The law, effective August 1, 2019, was scheduled to start being enforced by the City of Dallas on April 1, 2020.  Dallas’s law, similar to laws passed by the City of Austin and San Antonio, will now wait until the Texas...

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CARES Act Establishes Low Interest/Forgivable Loans For Small Businesses to Weather the COVID-19 Crisis

On March 27, 2020, Congress passed and the President signed, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The Act appropriated $2 Trillion to preserve and stimulate the U.S. economy during the Coronavirus crisis. In addition to important economic relief provided to individual tax payers and government backed loans and grants to especially hard...

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DOL Publishes Additional Guidance on Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Expanded FMLA Leave

On March 26, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor published a Field Assistance Bulletin and additional answers to what it anticipates are Frequently Asked Questions about the FFCRA’ s posting obligations. The Field Assistance Bulletin No. 2020-1 announced that the Department would take a nonenforcement position during the first 30 days when the Act is...

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