Previously, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced April 1, 2020, as the effective date of the new Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and it wasted no time announcing its implementation plans. On April 1, 2020, the DOL announced it was issuing a temporary rule interpreting and implementing the [...]
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires private employers with less than 500 employees to provide paid sick leave and Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave to employees under certain situations. [...]
The Coronavirus Aid, Recovery, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was signed into law on March 27, 2020. The CARES Act delivers approximately $2 trillion in emergency aid to businesses and individuals suffering the economic fallout from the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. [...]
***On April 1, 2020, the Department of Labor issued an unpublished temporary rule interpreting employers’ obligations under the FFCRA. The rule will be published on April 6, 2020.*** [...]
The employer’s guide to Wisconsin’s “Safer at Home Order” [...]
The City of Milwaukee’s Commissioner of Health issued the much anticipated "Stay-at-Home" order this morning, Tuesday, March 24, 2020. [...]
This morning Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers signed Emergency Order #12, “Safer at Home Order” (the Order). The Order takes effect Wednesday, March 25, 2020, and will remain in effect until Friday, April 24, 2020. [...]
Leave donation programs allow employees to donate their existing paid time off (PTO) to other employees in need. If these donation programs are not structured appropriately, employers can create adverse tax consequences for their employees. Structured properly, employers can establish leave donation programs that allow employees to provide tax-advantaged assistance [...]
We know it is a time of great anxiety for our clients trying to manage federal and state directives to combat the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) while continuing to run a business. With the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic being largely unknown, employers should consider these [...]
Due to the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many employees are working remotely to combat community spread. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recognizes this and announced that employers can defer the physical review of documents needed to complete Section 2 of the Form I-9. Employers who now have [...]
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