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Paid Sick Leave: DOL’s Temporary Regulations for FFCRA

[04/06/20]

Posted on April 6, 2020 in HR Insights for Health Care

Published by: Hall Render

Just as the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) went into effect on April 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued its “Temporary Rule: Paid Leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act” (“Temporary Rule.”) This Temporary Rule was published in the Federal Register on Monday, April 6, 2020, and provides some... READ MORE

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Considering a Direct Loan Under the CARES Act? Important Conditions May Apply Regarding Outsourcing and Union Neutrality

[04/01/20]

Posted on April 1, 2020 in HR Insights for Health Care

Published by: Hall Render

On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (“the Act”).  The Act is intended to provide a multifaceted economic response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the various other provisions in the Act, section 4003 of the Act specifically contains several Federal Reserve lending provisions... READ MORE

Federal CARES Act Expands Unemployment Benefits for Workers Affected by COVID-19

[03/30/20]

Posted on March 30, 2020 in HR Insights for Health Care

Published by: Hall Render

On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”), a $2.2 trillion stimulus package intended to spread relief across the American economy during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Title II of the CARES Act provides monetary relief for workers affected by COVID-19 by both... READ MORE

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DOL Releases New Q&A Providing Significant Guidance: A Big Relief for Health Care Employers as “Health Care Providers” and “Emergency Responders” Defined Broadly

[03/30/20]

Posted on March 30, 2020 in HR Insights for Health Care

Published by: Hall Render

As we previously posted, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) has been releasing guidance documents regarding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”). You can find our prior article here. One of the guidance documents included Questions and Answers (“Q&A”) that the DOL has been revising and expanding over the last few days, providing significant... READ MORE

COVID-19 and the Use of Leave-Sharing Plans

[03/27/20]

Posted on March 27, 2020 in HR Insights for Health Care

Published by: Hall Render

As employers and employees continue to grapple with the spread of COVID-19, an employer‑sponsored leave-sharing program can be a good tool to help alleviate the strain on employee populations that encounter circumstances where they need time away from work. If structured and administered properly, certain leave-sharing arrangements allow employees to donate PTO, medical leave... READ MORE

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Wisconsin DWD Issues New COVID-19 Unemployment Information

[03/27/20]

Posted on March 27, 2020 in HR Insights for Health Care

Published by: Hall Render

The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (“DWD”) is urging individuals seeking unemployment benefits to apply online at the DWD website before calling due to an extreme influx of unemployment applications. The DWD, which closed all offices across the state to the public in an effort to help contain the spread of COVID-19 and follow... READ MORE

DOL Releases Documents on Enforcement Moratorium: Families First Coronavirus Response Act Now Effective April 1, 2020

[03/26/20]

Posted on March 26, 2020 in HR Insights for Health Care

Published by: Hall Render

The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) released several documents regarding the recently passed Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”). It includes fact sheets and two Questions and Answer documents. Our article from March 19, 2020, found here, outlines the key employee rights and employer responsibilities from two of the acts within the FFCRA –... READ MORE

Indiana DWD Shares New COVID-19 Unemployment and Layoff Information

[03/25/20]

Posted on March 25, 2020 in HR Insights for Health Care

Published by: Hall Render

In an effort to promote social distancing to protect Hoosier health and safety and contain COVID-19, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (“Indiana DWD”) announced on Monday, March 23, 2020, that all of its statewide offices will be closed to the public until further notice. Individuals seeking unemployment benefits must now apply online at... READ MORE

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EEOC Updates ADA Guidance for Employers During COVID-19 Pandemic

[03/23/20]

Posted on March 23, 2020 in HR Insights for Health Care

Published by: Hall Render

This week the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued new guidance on how to adhere to the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) and the Rehabilitation Act amid the COVID-19 pandemic. As we discussed here and reiterated in the new EEOC guidance, the ADA and Rehabilitation Act do not interfere with employers following the Centers... READ MORE

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Groundbreaking Paid Sick Leave Bill Becomes Law

[03/19/20]

Posted on March 19, 2020 in HR Insights for Health Care

Published by: Hall Render

On Wednesday, March 18, 2020, President Trump signed the Emergency Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) into law. Among other things, the new law creates the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act and the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act, each of which creates excused time off and paid leave for certain employees dealing... READ MORE

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