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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 – DEPARTMENT OF LABOR ISSUES GUIDANCE ON FFCRA PAID SICK LEAVE AND EMERGENCY FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE

3/31/2020 | Articles & Alerts, employment, Employment Law Blog, General, News & Resources

The Department of Labor (DOL) has issued guidance on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) by updating a list of “Questions and Answers” about the FFCRA on the DOL.gov site. Below is a summary of some critical points in that guidance: EFFECTIVE DATE OF LEAVE ENTITLEMENTS: The DOL has stated that the first available date for leave is April 1, 2020. The Effective Date of the FFCRA is April 2, 2020, which was 15 days from the FFCRA’s passage […]

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 – CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – NEW SICK LEAVE AND EMERGENCY FMLA POSTER

3/25/2020 | Articles & Alerts, employment, Employment Law Blog, Events & Seminars, News & Resources

As we told you last week, the Department of Labor was required to design a poster for employers to post in a “public place” commonly visited by employees regarding the new paid sick leave and Emergency Family Leave benefits available under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.  That poster is here, and the link to the poster is below.  There is also a “Frequently Asked Questions” sheet related to the poster and where employers need to post – the link […]

NEW WAGE AND HOUR RULE FINALIZED; EFFECTIVE 1/1/20

9/24/2019 | Articles & Alerts, employment, Employment Law Blog, News & Resources

JUST ANNOUNCED 9/24/19 – the Department of Labor has finalized the new overtime rules, and those rules become effective on January 1, 2020. Under the overtime rules, there is a minimum salary level which an employee must earn before that employee can be considered for one of the exemptions to overtime. Effective January 1, 2020, that minimum salary level will increase to $35,568.00 per year (or $684.00 per week). The previous levels were $23,660.00 per year or $455 per week. […]