UPDATES RELATED TO COVID-19

by Alexandra Saddik The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) officially took effect April 1; on that same day, the Department of Labor released regulations that clarifies several aspects of the law, including the small business exemption that the Department of Labor issued preliminary guidance on. Under the new Code of Federal Regulations § 826.40(b), small businesses with fewer than

WHAT THE “FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT” MEANS FOR YOU

by Michelle Ferber, Julie Ann Giammona and Jennifer Lucas On Wednesday, March 18, 2020, the President signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“Act”) which becomes effective April 2, 2020.  The Act expands certain provisions of the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) and creates the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (“EPSLA”) in an attempt to provide relief to employees

Navigating the Pandemic: Guidance and Best Practices for Employers and Summary of New Legislation Regarding Sick Leave

by Michelle R. Ferber, Jennifer R. Lucas and Julie Ann Giammona  The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in significant unpredictability and rapidly-shifting recommendations and guidelines.  Employers are facing unique and difficult challenges.  We are here to help you navigate these complex issues.  The following information is based upon the most recently available information (3/16/2020) but situations are rapidly evolving.  We will