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April 6, 2020

New York Enacts Statewide Sick Leave Law

On April 3, 2020, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a comprehensive budget bill that, among other things, amends the New York Labor Law to require all New York employers to provide paid or unpaid sick leave to their employees.

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April 5, 2020

New DOL Guidance Clarifies Eligibility for $600 Payments under CARES Act

On April 4, 2020, the DOL issued Unemployment Insurance Guidance Letter 15-20 (UIPL 15-20) to provide further guidance to the states on the temporary expanded unemployment insurance benefits available under the CARES Act.

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April 3, 2020

SBA Clarifies that to Qualify for Loan Forgiveness, Employers Must Spend Three-Quarters of Paycheck Protection Loans on Payroll Costs

On April 2, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA) issued an interim final rule clarifying certain parts of the new Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

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April 3, 2020

After Slight Reprieve, DOL Releases Additional Batch of FFCRA Q&As

After giving employers a day off from addressing new information concerning the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), the DOL released 20 new Q&As concerning employer obligations and employee rights under this new law.

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April 3, 2020

DOL Provides Guidance on CARES Act Unemployment Expansion, But Employer Concerns Remain

On April 2, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued new guidance on unemployment insurance (UI) for states responding to COVID-19, under the recently passed Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

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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

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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March 31, 2020

Dallas Paid Sick Leave Ordinance is Enjoined

The federal court overseeing a legal challenge to the City of Dallas’s paid sick leave ordinance entered a preliminary injunction preventing the city from enforcing the ordinance during the pendency of the litigation.

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March 30, 2020

CARES Act: Implications for Employers

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.

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March 30, 2020

What Government Actions to Address COVID-19 Really Mean For Employers

Congress enacted three bills in three weeks designed to address the public health emergency caused by the spread of COVID-19.

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