A new $900 billion coronavirus relief bill has become law and answers the question of whether federal Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL) and Emergency Family and Medical Leave (EFMLA) will be extended. The answer is yes, but it’s an option, not a requirement. Here’s what employers need to know: Offering EPSL and EFMLA after December … Continued
On Monday, December 21st, the Senate and House of Representatives passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, the second COVID-19 relief bill since the CARES Act in March. Full text of the bill is available here. The $900 billion bill provides $600 stimulus payments to individuals, adds $300 to extended weekly unemployment benefits, and provides more … Continued
Whether you’re operating an essential business where employees are still showing up for work or managing a remote staff, the fact is there a very real possibility that an employee tests positive for COVID-19. In either case, it is important that your organization react quickly, appropriately, and always remain in compliance of local, state, and federal laws.