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April 2, 2020

DOL Releases Regulations Implementing the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

On April 1, 2020, the day the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) took effect, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released temporary regulations interpreting this new law.

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April 2, 2020

DENMARK: Salary Compensation Scheme and Alternatives to Dismissals in Light of COVID-19

Employers with operations in Denmark can take advantage of the new Salary Compensation Scheme and alternatives to dismissals during the COVID-19 crisis.

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April 2, 2020

IRS Explains How Employers Can Receive Tax Credits under the CARES Act and FFCRA

On March 31, 2020, the IRS published new guidance clarifying how employers can claim tax credits for giving employees paid leave and maintaining their payrolls during the COVID-19 crisis.

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April 2, 2020

Canada: Federal Government to Provide 75% Wage Subsidy to Employers

The federal government revealed numerous additional details about the 75% wage subsidy it will provide to employers, first announced on March 27, 2020.

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April 2, 2020

Stay on Top of “Stay At Home” – A List of Statewide Orders, as of April 2, 2020

This post, current as of April 2, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. (CDT), identifies the jurisdictions where “stay at home” types of orders are effective or pending. The most recent announcements affect Florida, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Mississippi, and Tennessee.

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April 1, 2020

México: Se emite declaratoria de emergencia sanitaria y acciones extraordinarias en virtud del COVID-19

El 30 de marzo de 2020, el Consejo de Salubridad General de México declaró emergencia sanitaria debido a la epidemia generada por el coronavirus (“COVID-19”).

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April 1, 2020

Mexico: Declarations of Sanitary Emergency and Extraordinary Actions are Issued in Light of COVID-19

On March 30, 2020, Mexico’s General Health Council declared a sanitary emergency due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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April 1, 2020

If You Want the Benefits of an Arbitration Agreement, Say So

Companies that use third-party staffing vendors should take stock of a recent Fifth Circuit decision applying Texas law, which reinforces that both contract language, and keeping such language up-to-date, is critical for enforcing arbitration provisions.

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April 1, 2020

EEO-1 Portal Remains Closed as EEOC Awaits OMB Approval

The initial March 31, 2020 deadline for employers to file EEO-1 reports has now passed without action by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to open the filing portal or otherwise collect EEO-1 filings.

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April 1, 2020

COVID-19 and the Rights of Essential Businesses When Employees Strike

While Essential Businesses and their employees continue to battle COVID-19 with great resolve, some employers have faced brief walkouts and strike threats. This article addresses how employers may respond, including how to mitigate risks for all involved.

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