At the end of last year, the federal government provided employers covered by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act’s (FFCRA’s) leave entitlements the option to continue providing FFCRA leave and receive a tax credit through March 31, 2021. [...]
On December 27, 2020, President Donald Trump signed into law House Bill 133, an expansive spending bill that provides economic relief, extends unemployment insurance benefits, and expands the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act’s Paycheck Protection Program. [...]
Our inboxes and newsfeeds are flooded with information regarding the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine. For many, the availability of the vaccine is a welcome development while others are viewing the vaccine cautiously. Meanwhile there is still a fair amount of uncertainty for employers regarding the availability of the vaccine [...]
On Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, Governor Evers addressed Wisconsin in a highly anticipated press conference concerning the state government’s latest efforts to curb the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Leading up to the address, rumor was Evers would announce state mandates impacting individuals, schools and businesses. Instead, he [...]
Last week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the expansion of how it defines a close contact of someone infected with the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Previously, the CDC described a close contact as someone who spent 15 or more continuous minutes within six feet of [...]
Beginning Nov. 2, 2020, all employers covered by Wisconsin’s Unemployment Insurance (UI) law must provide employees with written notice regarding the availability of UI benefits upon separation from employment. The notice must include specific information summarized below. [...]
On Oct. 6, 2020, Department of Health Services Secretary Andrea Palm issued Emergency Order #3, Limiting Public Gatherings (Order #3) to slow the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Wisconsin by limiting public gatherings in businesses, stores or facilities that are open to the public. Order #3 does [...]
As the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic drags on, employers are continuing to wrestle with the limitations of outdated employment laws ill-suited for the modern workforce. Imagine Don Draper, Ward Cleaver or Rob Petrie settling in for their daily 9-to-5 from the kitchen table. [...]
The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has increased employee teleworking and telecommuting. As a result, an increased amount of business is now conducted over the internet. This change brings significant risk to employers’ doorsteps. [...]
First, it’s important to clarify the difference between remote employees and telecommuting employees: the difference lies in whether the employee will or will not be required to report to a corporate office from his or her remote work location on a regular basis to attend events, meetings, etc. [...]
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