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Families First Coronavirus Response Act

UPDATED April 1, 2020, to reflect IRS expanded application of payroll tax credits for employers
UPDATED March 19, 2020, to reflect that President Trump signed H.R. 6201 int...

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Model Poster for Employers

Today, the Department of Labor issued a model poster of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) for employers labeled, “Employee Rights: Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave under The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)”.

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: First Round of Guidance

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division issued its first round of published guidance to inform employees and employers about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which includes the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (Emergency PSLA) and th...

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Unemployment Insurance: State Law Changes

Indiana

Governor Holcomb issued Executive Order 20-05 on March 19, 2020, that expanded unemployment insurance benefits to individuals who lose employment due to COVID-19 until April 5, 2020, unless otherwise...

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Employer Record Retention Requirements

A new business year is a time when employers start purging files, digital and paper.  Questions often arise as to what records a business is required to keep and for how long.  When it comes to destroying employment-related records, what needs to be retained goes beyond the ...

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FMLA Forms Reissued With New Expiration Dates

Recently, the Department of Labor reissued seven Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) forms. These forms now have an expiration date of August 31, 2021. The reissued forms are:

  • WH-380-E, Certification of Health Care Provider for Employee's Serious Health Condition;
  • WH-380-F...

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Senate Confirms John Ring To NLRB

The U.S. Senate has confirmed John Ring, an attorney at Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, by a 50-48 vote to fill the only remaining vacancy on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The board now consists of three Republicans and two Democrats. With a Republican majority on the board, practitione...

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Employee Options When Employer Fails to Issue W-2 Form

Employers have a legal obligation to provide employees a Form W-2 stating the employee’s wages and withholdings for the year by January 31 of the following year. This obligation remains even when an employer has closed its doors and ceased operating. Employees should confirm that their ...

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BREAKING: Obama Administration’s New Overtime Rule Struck Down

A Texas federal judge today (August 31, 2017) struck down the Obama administration’s controversial rule amending the salary requirements for employees eligible for overtime pay. The rule increased the salary requirement of $23,660 annually (or $455 per week) for those falling under the administrativ...

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Military Transgender Ban Will Not Likely Impact the Workplace

President Donald Trump announced via Twitter last week that transgender individuals are no longer permitted to enlist or serve in the military. Although this ban is only applicable to the military, employees and employers are concerned of its impact on the workplace. According to the U.S. Bureau ...

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