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Attention Healthcare Employers: A Problem with the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

On March 18, 2020, the Families First Coronavirus Act (H.R. 6201) (the “Act”) was signed into law.  The Act provides a broad range of economic relief for both businesses and families -- it expands the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), requires paid sick leave, and offers dollar for dollar tax credits for employers to recoup costs related to paid leave under the Act through the end of 2020.…

Summary of H.R. 6201, Families First Coronavirus Response Act

On March 13, 2020, President Trump declared the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic a national emergency. Shortly after midnight on March 14, 2020, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted to pass the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) in response to the Coronavirus outbreak to reduce the economic impact on individuals and business taxpayers.  Although the bill is still…

The Coronavirus: Q & A For Employers Part 2 (revised March 18, 2020)

On Wednesday, March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (“WHO”) announced that the coronavirus (“COVID-19”) has become a pandemic.  The virus has infected nearly 120,000 people in 114 countries.  More than 4,000 have died.  In Part 2 of our series, we continue to answer questions that employers have presented to us.

 

 Question:        We provide critical support to a healthcare system and we cannot…

The Coronavirus: Q & A For Employers

On Wednesday, March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (“WHO”) announced that the coronavirus (“COVID-19”) has become a pandemic.  The virus has infected nearly 120,000 people in 114 countries.  More than 4,000 have died.  We answer some basic questions that employers have presented.

 

Question:        I have an employee with flu-like symptoms.  Can I send them home or ask them to seek medical attention?…

Sullivan to Present at the EHR 2019 Spring Conference April 24

Chad Sullivan will be presenting "FMLA Master Class: Managing FMLA and avoiding RISK!" at the Evansville-Area Human Resource (EHR) Association's 2019 Spring Conference on Wednesday, April 24, at the Old National Events Plaza, in Evansville, IN.

In his presentation, Chad will discuss daily management issues for managers and supervisors to effectively administer leaves and reduce a company’s…

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR ISSUES OPINION LETTER REGARDING NO-FAULT ATTENDANCE POLICIES AND THE FMLA

This week, the Department of Labor issued a new opinion letter regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA).  The letter provides important guidance to employers who maintain a no-fault attendance policy and serves as a reminder that FMLA leave must be considered similar to that of other types of leave when reducing points assigned to employees.

 

The Opinion Letter (FMLA2018-1-A)…

 

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