Labor and Employment Law

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) was enacted as HR 6201 and signed into law on March 18th, 2020. The Act consists of three divisions which are relevant to the provision of family and medical and sick leave and providing for tax credits in connection with the mandatory family and medical

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division continues to burn the midnight oil providing much needed guidance to employers and employees regarding leave issues under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.  Overnight, Saturday, the DOL posted a third set of Q&As (Q&As 38-59) that address a number of recurring employer questions.

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Overnight, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division posted additional answers to pressing questions regarding leave issues under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.  These Q&As address a number of recurring employer questions.

Documentation.  One of the topics addressed by the DOL includes required documentation to support the need for leave (which the

Yesterday afternoon, on March 25, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division issued its model notices that meet the requirements of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”).  The DOL provided a model notice for private sector employees and for public employees.   All employers covered by the paid sick leave and

Late Tuesday afternoon, March 24, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division issued guidance in the form of 14 questions and answers on the new COVID-19 leave act.   Here is the link to the latest guidance. Some of the highlights are described below.

Although practitioners and commentators uniformly agreed that the act

Employees who experience a “COBRA-qualifying event” and would otherwise lose group health coverage are entitled to elect to continue their group health coverage under federal law – COBRA.  For those employers not covered by COBRA (who have fewer than 20 employees), Louisiana has a group health insurance continuation statute that also allows employees to continue

After midnight on March 14, 2020, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 6201, a 110 page, bipartisan coronavirus response bill.  The House approved the bill on a 363-40 vote and has President Trump’s support.  Included in the bill are comprehensive mandated paid leave provisions related to the coronavirus outbreak.  The Senate is expected to

Responses to the coronavirus that directly impact employers are making their way through Congress.  CBS and other news outlets are reporting on Congressional leaders’ negotiations regarding various measures that will directly impact employers.  These measures include paid emergency sick leave and disaster unemployment assistance.  See the attached link from CBS News regarding the Congressional response

“OK Boomer” is a common catchphrase, often used in the context of a younger person being dismissive of an older person.  The person on the receiving end of the quip may not be a “Boomer” per se (i.e., a member Baby Boomer generation), and should the recipient of the quip point that fact