- NY Order and Guidance Affect COVID-19 Leave for Employees July 7, 2020New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has issued an order barring state COVID-19 leave for employees who travel to states on New York’s travel advisory. In addition, recent state guidance clarifies when health care workers under isolation or quarantine orders are eligible for leave under the New York law.
- Colorado Passes Paid Sick Leave Law July 2, 2020The Colorado legislature has passed the Healthy Families and Workplaces Act (Act), requiring all Colorado employers to provide employees with different types of paid sick leave in different circumstances:
- IRS Issues Guidance on Leave Donation Programs for COVID-19 June 30, 2020Employee leave donated to COVID-19 charities through employer-based programs will not be taxed as income of the donor employees, according to recent guidance by the IRS.
- IRS Issues Proposed Regulations for Qualified Employee Transportation Fringe Benefits June 30, 2020The IRS has issued proposed regulations that provide guidance for employers determining the amount of nondeductible qualified fringe transportation expenses. The proposed rules also provide guidance for applying exceptions, and include definitions, special rules and methodologies.
- DOL Issues Guidance on FFCRA Leave for Summer Camp Closures June 26, 2020The U.S. Department of Labor has issued Field Assistance Bulletin 2020-4, clarifying when employees may take paid leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act for the COVID-19-related closure of a summer camp, summer enrichment program or other summer program.
- DOL Launches Employee Tool for Determining FFCRA Leave June 25, 2020The U.S. Department of Labor has created an online tool to help workers determine whether they qualify for paid leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
- DOL Issues Five New Fair Labor Standards Act Opinion Letters June 25, 2020The New Letters Clarify Compliance Issues With the FLSA On June 25, 2020 the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published five new opinion letters. Opinion letters provide the DOL’s official position on how labor and employment standards apply in specific
- Federal Agencies Release More FAQs on Coronavirus-related Changes for Health Plans June 25, 2020New FAQs Address a Variety of Health Coverage Issues Related to the COVID 19 Outbreak The Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and the Treasury have provided answers to a second set of FAQs (FAQs Part 43) about health
- President Trump Suspends Entry of Certain Foreign Workers June 25, 2020The Order Is Effective Between June 24 and December 31 On June 22, 2020, President Trump suspended the entry to the United States of certain foreign nationals holding specific working, nonimmigrant visas. The order becomes effective June 24, 2020 and
- OSHA Issues Guidance for Reopening Nonessential Businesses June 22, 2020OSHA's Publication Includes Charts and Examples Help Implement Safety Principles On June 18, 2020, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released guidance to help employers plan how to reopen nonessential businesses. The guidance also addresses issues employers should consider
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