COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Essential COVID-19 Tips for Those Essentially Essential: DOL Launches New Wage and Hour Program for Essential WorkersThe Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor unveiled a new program, “Essential Workers—Essential Protections,” that focuses on making sure employers comply with overtime and other wage requirements for workers on the frontline of battling the pandemic. Those positions include workers in grocery stores, healthcare, retail, delivery services and agriculture. The program will

Let Your Employees Get the Jab (COVID-19 Vaccination) — You May Get a Tax CreditIf you are an employer with under 500 employees, you may be eligible for a tax credit for paid leave provided to your employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccination or for paid leave they take to recover from any illness or condition as a result of receiving the vaccine. The Biden administration recently announced this

Coming Back (or Staying Gone) for More: ARPA Extends Tax Credits for Providing COVID-19 LeaveJust when you had your COVID-19 leave policies in place, Congress goes and passes new legislation: the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Remember, as we outlined in a previous blog post, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was passed in March of last year and provided that employers with fewer than 500 employees