FFCRA

In response to a court ruling in early August that invalidated certain regulations by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) related to leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), the DOL has released revised regulations, which took effect September 16. The changes, or...

For Leave Requests Under The FFCRA, Can We Require Proof That The School Or Place Of Care Is Closed? No. However, you can and should (for IRS documentation) require the following items: The names and ages of the child or children being cared for. The name...

In response to a court ruling in early August that invalidated certain regulations by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) related to leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, the DOL has released revised regulations. The changes, or lack of changes, are outlined below....

Ever since it became clear that not all schools would be fully reopening for the new school year, employers and employees alike have been wondering how the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) would apply in the variety of new schooling scenarios. Yesterday, the...

A Department of Labor (DOL) rule that required employees to provide documentation before taking Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) leave was struck down by a federal district court Aug. 3. The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York also decided against...

The Department of Labor's (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has released new versions of several Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) forms. The forms have a June 30, 2023 expiration date  [DOL News Release No. 20-1387-NAT, 7/16/20]. Background. The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), qualifying employees are permitted...

The IRS released guidance on how employers must report the amount of emergency sick leave wages and expanded family leave wages (together, qualified leave) paid to employees under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) between April 1 and December 31, 2020 [Notice 2020-54, 7-8-20]. Employers...