Author: James W. Ward

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Time Off

DOL Helps Employers Calculate FFCRA Leave Hours, Rates

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued its most recent guidance on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The DOL is working hard to…

Employers need to maintain proper documentation to claim the new tax credits from the IRS.
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Reminder: Properly Document FFCRA Leave to Claim Tax Credits

Employers are becoming familiar with the new Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which provides new COVID-19-related federal emergency paid sick leave and emergency family…

The new FFCRA regulations require employees to provide notice to their employers about their need to take either paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave.
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) FMLA/CFRA Time Off

Required FFCRA Documentation, Recordkeeping for New Federal Paid Leave (COVID-19)

The new Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) has dominated employers’ attention with its provisions for emergency paid sick leave and expanded family and medical…

No April Fools’ Day joke – new federal paid sick leave and expanded FMLA law is effective today!
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) FMLA/CFRA Posters and Notices Time Off

Reminder: Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Now Effective

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), federal legislation President Trump signed on March 18, 2020, providing paid sick leave (PSL) and emergency family and…

The CalWARN Act guidance provides additional clarification on the requirements employers must satisfy in order to qualify for the 60 days’ notice requirement suspension.
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Termination

Guidance on Temporary CalWARN Suspension for COVID-19

As previously reported, on March 17, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order temporarily suspending the notice requirements of California’s Worker Adjustment and…

The U.S. DOL has released their “first guidance” on the FFCRA, including a FAQs.
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) FMLA/CFRA Posters and Notices Time Off

Guidance and Poster Issued for Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

After President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) on March 18, 2020, providing paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave…

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act creates expanded employee benefits and protections related to COVID-19.
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Paid Family Leave Time Off

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Passes

On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed additional emergency relief legislation known as the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (Families First Act). Passed because of…

Concerned employers are welcoming the Governor’s recent executive order
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Termination

California WARN Act Suspended For COVID-19 Emergency

Governor Gavin Newsom issued an Executive Order suspending the bulk of the California Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN Act) for the duration of…

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Options for Employers, Employees During School Closures

In response to the coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) situation, many school districts are electing to shut down campuses for several weeks to attempt to…

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Posted in Workplace Policies

Employees Who Settle, Dismiss Individual Claims Can Still Bring PAGA Lawsuits

Yesterday, the California Supreme Court ruled that employees that settle and dismiss individual Labor Code violation claims against employers can still pursue a claim under the…