DOL Issues FFCRA Guidance and Poster with a New April 1 Effective DateThe Department of Labor now has issued guidance, questions and answers, and a poster for  those employers covered by the recently enacted Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which we have summarized here.

Guidance and FAQ Highlights

Notably, the FAQ states that the effective date of the FFCRA is April 1 and

Unemployed Employees: Should Employees Who Have Reduced Hours or Are Laid Off Due to COVID-19 File for Unemployment?As more municipalities and states that are dealing with COVID-19 issue orders mandating the closing of non-essential businesses such as bars, restaurants and gyms, many hourly employees are looking at a long period of under-employment. If you are going to temporarily shut down due to virus control, should you tell your employees to go ahead

More State Updates on Unemployment Benefits: Should Employees Who Have Reduced Hours or Are Laid Off Due to COVID-19 File for Unemployment?Last week we blogged about unemployment changes in Alabama, North Carolina, Texas, and Virginia and what employers who have to reduce hours or lay off folks should be considering for their employees. Since our original post we have gotten questions about other states in our region (some of which have taken action), so we figured