President Joe Biden recently signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA). The measure was passed on party-line votes in the Senate (50-49) and the House, where only one Democrat crossed over to oppose it. The final bill differs from an earlier House-passed version. Some provisions were eliminated for procedural reasons while others were […]
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently clarified which healthcare providers are exempt from the Families First Coronavirus Response Act’s (FFCRA) paid sick and family and medical leave policies.
When Congress passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), we all knew it wouldn’t take long for some interesting new lawsuits to spring up. We were right—employers are facing an onslaught of litigation primarily alleging they retaliated against employees for seeking and/or using the FFCRA’s leave and sick pay provisions. While most of the […]
Several different forms of legislation have been passed in the last few months to tackle the ongoing economic issues stemming from the global pandemic. One of these pieces of legislation is the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has responded to a federal judge’s ruling against regulations related to a COVID-19 relief act with revisions that in some ways reaffirm the DOL’s original position.
With many families facing uncertainty involving their children’s schools, questions about the applicability of the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (EFMLEA) provided under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) continue to come up.
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) continues to issue new COVID-19 guidance. Here is a roundup of recent guidelines related to the coronavirus and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
Although most states have moved into phases two or three of reopening, the ever-growing number of positive coronavirus cases presents ongoing hurdles for employers seeking to bring employees back into the workplace. So, what happens if an employee refuses to return?
The number of people entitled to paid leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) will be expanded if a ruling from a New York federal judge holds.
As COVID-19 continues to change the face of the world, U.S. employers and their HR teams have been confronted with a variety of new personnel challenges. One of the many issues the pandemic has highlighted is the changing landscape of family leave protections and policies in the United States.