Although much of the U.S. workforce is increasingly teleworking in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, when employers return to business as usual, handling employee absences and leaves will continue to be a challenging issue.
As COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the United States, employers that currently have employees reporting into their facility each day are being forced to consider stringent measures to protect the health and safety of their workforce.
On March 30, 2020, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam issued Executive Order 55, which incrementally increases the restrictions previously placed on Virginia businesses and residents in response to the current COVID-19 crisis.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) is intended to stimulate the U.S. economy in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The CARES Act contains a number of provisions relating to employee benefits and executive compensation.
The CARES Act creates a half-dozen new programs to help distressed businesses and workers deal with COVID-19 and related shutdowns. These programs include forgivable loans, tax credits, and expanded unemployment insurance.
On March 27, 2020, the government of the Netherlands announced that the Temporary Benefit for Self-Employed Professionals ("Tozo") will be made available this week, as should the Temporary Emergency Bridging Measure for Sustained Employment ("NOW").