New Guidance from the DOL on Administering FFCRA Leaves

The DOL has provided Questions and Answers document for employers, to provide guidance ahead of the implementation date on Wednesday, April 1. The following are some highlights from the updated guidance: These leaves are not available to employees with reduced hours, furloughed employees, or employees whose workplaces are closed. See questions 23-28. These leaves are…

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For Individuals: New COVID-19 Federal Assistance – CARES Act

The Cares Act, passed March 27, 2020, provides economic relief to individuals to help families cope with the financial impact of the pandemic. Below follows a summary of the provisions, with more to come as details unfold. Provisions for Individuals Retirement Plans Withdrawals no 10% penalty on early withdrawals up to $100,000 for coronavirus-related distributions.…

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Business Tax provisions

Employers are eligible for a 50 percent refundable payroll tax credit on wages paid up to $10,000 during the crisis. It would be available to employers whose businesses were disrupted due to virus-related shutdowns and firms experiencing a decrease in gross receipts of 50 percent or more when compared to the same quarter last year. The credit…

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