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Understanding when a “Qualifying Need” for Paid Leave arises under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) contains two provisions entitling eligible employees to paid leave: (1) the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSLA) and (2) the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (EFMLEA). Under both provisions, an eligible employee may only receive…

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You have been WARNed. Complying with the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act for COVID-19 Shutdowns

As many employers are considering temporarily shutting down their workplaces or laying off employees, it is important to ensure compliance with the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act. The failure to comply could cost employers as much as keeping their workforce employed. There…

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Employment Law Bulletin - Department of Labor Continues to Provide Additional Information on Paid Leave Requirements Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

The Department of Labor (DOL) began issuing additional information on paid leave requirements under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) on March 25, 2020. Since then, the DOL has continued to provide updates to the Questions & Answers on the FFCRA. As of March 30, 2020, the…

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The CARES Act: Issues for Employers

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “Act”) provides significant benefits to employers and the workforce in all sectors of the economy.  This alert summarizes key aspects of the Act.

Expanded Unemployment Benefits
All recipients of unemployment insurance will receive an…

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Employment Law Bulletin - Department of Labor Publishes Additional Information on Paid Leave Requirements Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

For employers scrambling to comply with the recently-enacted Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), the Department of Labor (DOL) has added additional information to its Covid-19 and the American Workplace website, including Fact Sheets on Employee Paid Leave Rights and Employer Paid…

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PTO Donations and COVID-19 

With the recent dramatic events concerning COVID-19, Krieg DeVault LLP has seen an increase in the number of client questions regarding the use of Paid Time Off (“PTO”) donation programs to help offset employee demand for time off related to COVID-19 treatment and containment. The following alert…

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