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New coronavirus bill includes more paid leave

The latest coronavirus relief bill—the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act, passed by the House of Representatives on May 15—contains many provisions that will affect employers if it is enacted.

Settlement in first-ever DOL coronavirus case

It didn’t take long for the U.S. Department of Labor to cite an employer for breaking the new paid sick leave rules written into the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

What you can, can’t ask staff during pandemic

When workers ask for leave because they can’t or don’t want to come to work, you need to know exactly what you can and cannot ask.

IRS spells out paid sick, family leave documentation requirements

New guidance from the IRS states that employees must submit written requests to document their need for paid sick leave and paid family leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

DOL issues employer guidance on leave provisions of FFCRA

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division has issued a new round of guidance telling employers how to comply with the paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave benefits written into the Families First Coronavirus Response Act that went into effect April 1.

New law requires paid-leave recordkeeping

Effective April 2, employers that may never have had to worry about the FMLA because they don’t have enough employees will have to become family-leave experts in a hurry. And all employers will have to figure out how to manage a new paid-leave benefit.

How employers will recoup FFCRA paid leave

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act is true to its name: families get the benefit of the law first. The law requires employers to provide paid leave and pay for it up front. Then, it establishes tax credits that let employers recoup those costs after they have been paid out.

Emergency law grants paid sick, FMLA leave

Many employees affected by the coronavirus pandemic will be eligible for paid sick leave and some will be able to take paid FMLA leave under legislation signed into law March 18.

House passes coronavirus rescue bill

Using expedited procedures, the House of Representatives passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) early March 14. The Senate is expected to pass a similar measure within days, and President Trump has said he will sign it into law.

Bills would grant paid sick leave during public health emergencies

Responding to the worsening coronavirus outbreak, companion legislation introduced March 6 in the House and Senate would require employers to provide 14 days of paid sick leave in the event of any public health emergency.