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The American Rescue Plan: Three Key Issues for Employers

USA - March 16 2021 President Biden signed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (the Act) into law on March 11, 2021. The Act will provide continued and…

Heather A. Jackson, Melissa D. Kurzhals.

The Consolidated Appropriations Act: Another COVID-19 Relief Package for Employers to Follow

USA - January 4 2021 With the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) expiration on Dec. 31, 2020, and other federal coronavirus relief packages and incentives…

Jennifer Brumby, Nadia A. Lampton, Shawna Sorrell.

Department of Labor Issues Revised FFCRA Regulations

USA - September 16 2020 In response to a decision of the Southern District of New York striking down portions of the April 2020 Rule issued by the Department of Labor (DOL)…

Heather A. Jackson, Justin D. Flamm.

If an Employer Posts a Notice in the Workplace but Employees Aren’t Around to See It, Has the Employer Complied with Legal Obligations?

USA - September 8 2020 A famous thought experiment asks, “If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” In a similar vein, now that…

Federal Court Rejects Department of Labor’s FFCRA Final Rule

USA - August 4 2020 As discussed at length in an earlier Taft update, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a Final Rule in April 2020 to implement the paid sick leave…