Entries by Adrienne Engel

COVID-19: Preparations & Planning for Significant Furloughs & Layoffs

During times of uncertainty, many employers face the reality of reductions in business transactions and potential temporary or even permanent shutdowns. Many things should be considered by employers, from addressing employee benefits to shutting down building operating systems, and even the potential submission of previously unreported workers’ compensation claims.

DOL & IRS Guidance Around the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Following the passage of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) on March 18, 2020, both the DOL and IRS have issued guidance in the form of frequently asked questions related to employee and employer responsibilities under the Act. This synopsis of the FFCRA will include DOL updates and new guidance as well as IRS FAQs for small and midsize businesses.

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)

On Friday, March 27, 2020, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), which has since been signed into law. Many sections of the almost 900-page Act provide emergency funding and other forms of financial relief to a variety of critical agencies throughout the country, but the Act also creates and amends obligations related to the employer-employee relationship, including employee benefits.