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DOL Issues Revised FFCRA Paid Leave Rule

Please note: Congress did not extend the FFCRA’s leave provisions into 2021. However, the relief package extends the FFCRA tax credit, which reimburses employers for the cost of providing FFCRA leave, through March 31, 2021. You can read our original post regarding the FFCRA that was signed into law on March 18, 2020, here.  On [...]

September 24, 2020|

DOL Guidance for Tracking Remote Employees Hours

To guide an increasing number of employers transitioning to remote or telework due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division issued Field Assistance Bulletin No. 2020-5 on Aug. 24, 2020. The bulletin clarifies an employer’s obligation under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to track all hours of work [...]

September 9, 2020|

CDC Guidance for Reopening Offices

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued two recent guidelines to better prepare employers for reopening offices during COVID-19. The CDC suggests reviewing their detailed interim guidance as the first set of guidelines, which provides the proper steps employers can take to create a health and safety plan for employees returning to the [...]

Catastrophic Cash Flow Strain Act Provides Relief for Nonprofits

On August 3, 2020, President Donald Trump signed into law the Protecting Nonprofits from Catastrophic Cash Flow Strain Act of 2020. The bill eases cash flow challenges by granting nonprofits a reprieve from unemployment tax cost.  Background on Reimbursing Employers Federally recognized tribes, local governments, and nonprofits operate as reimbursing employers, paying their share of [...]

Tennessee Enacts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

After years of work by women's rights advocates, the state of Tennessee provided stronger legal protections for pregnant women by enacting the Tennessee Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (Senate Bill 2520). The law, which goes into effect Oct. 1, 2020, was signed by Tennessee Governor Bill Lee on June 22, 2020, and marks Tennessee as the [...]

Flexibility Act Modifies PPP Loan Terms for Borrowers

Congress passed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020, (“PPP Flexibility Act”) on June 5, 2020, to give employers more flexibility relating to the forgiveness of loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”). Fundamental Changes Made Under the PPP Flexibility Act: The Act included many adjustments to the original PPP loan program enacted as [...]

How to Create a PTO Donation Policy

Organizations with employees interested in donating or transferring their sick time to colleagues should be aware of specific stipulations surrounding leave donation programs. A program like this allows employees to donate accrued paid time off (PTO), vacation, or sick leave to fellow employees who’ve used all available paid leave.  Such policies can boost morale and [...]