And the Beat Goes On… DOL Publishes Second and Third Round of FAQs on FFCRA Answering Burning Employer QuestionsThe DOL is clearly plugged in to the issues and questions employers are running into as everyone plans to give notice of and grant paid leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The DOL’s first round of FAQs (published on March 24, 2020) focused on how to determine if an employer meets the

Is the Wait Finally Over? Senate Passes Massive COVID-19 Relief Bill — How Does It Help Employers?Late Wednesday night, the Senate passed a sweeping coronavirus economic rescue package that would pump $2 trillion into America’s economy. The House is expected to take up the bill as early as Friday, March 27.

The final version of the Senate bill includes, among other things, provisions that will send checks directly to households, invest

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