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Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act

Employees Are Returning to Work…or Are They? The Impact of EPSLA and/or EFMLA on Return to Work


Posted on June 1, 2020 in COVID-19 Daily Updates, Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

As Shelter-in-Place Orders are relaxed, employers are able to resume varying degrees of pre‑COVID‑19 operations subject to a myriad of state, county and sometimes city government recommendations and/or requirements. However, covered employers remain subject to the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (“EPSLA”) and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (“EFMLA”). Both of... READ MORE

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DOL Settlement with Employer Requiring Payment of Back Pay for Violating Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act Provisions Is Reminder That Coronavirus Diagnosis Is Not Prerequisite for Paid Sick Leave


Posted on May 1, 2020 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

As federal, state and local governments began passing a slew of new rules and regulations in response to COVID-19, employers almost immediately found themselves attempting to navigate uncharted waters in an effort to avoid noncompliance with these newly enacted laws. A recent investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) brings a little more... READ MORE

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Today in Washington – March 30, 2020: COVID-19 Updates


Posted on March 30, 2020 in COVID-19 Daily Updates

Published by: Hall Render

Monday, March 30 Recap Note – ​We believe this is the most up-to-date information available at this time, but it is subject to change ​as circumstances warrant. Also, all finalized resources can be found ​on the COVID-19 ​Resource ​Center page ​of Hall Render’s website.​ CMS Updates Waivers & Flexibilities Late this afternoon, CMS updated the waivers... READ MORE

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Departments Announce Preliminary Information For Implementation of New Paid Leave Laws and Tax Credits Relating to COVID-19


Posted on March 24, 2020 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

On Friday, March 20, 2020, the Treasury Department (“Treasury”), Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) and the Department of Labor (“Labor”) issued a news release that offered very preliminary information about the implementation plan for the paid leave and related payroll tax credit provisions contained in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “Act”), which was... READ MORE

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