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DOL Publishes Additional Guidance on Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Expanded FMLA Leave

On March 26, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor published a Field Assistance Bulletin and additional answers to what it anticipates are Frequently Asked Questions about the FFCRA’ s posting obligations. The Field Assistance Bulletin No. 2020-1 announced that the Department would take a nonenforcement position during the first 30 days when the Act is...

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Record 3.283 Million New Unemployment Claims; Texas Waives Waiting Period and Job Search Requirements for Unemployment

This morning the government reported a record number of new unemployment benefit claims: 3.283 Million new claims.  Meanwhile, based on directive from Governor Abbott last week, the Texas Workforce Commission Unemployment Division is waiving the seven day waiting period for receipt of unemployment benefits and temporarily suspending the work search requirements for unemployment eligibility.

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DOL Publishes Model FFCRA Notices

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act that provides emergency paid leave and expanded FMLA rights to employees of small and mid-sized employers requires covered employer to post notice of rights and responsibilities under the Act in the workplace.  The U.S. DOL has posted model posters employers can use and post in conspicuous places where employees...

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FFCRA Effective April 1, 2020 Rather than April 2, 2020 (Not an April Fool’s Joke)

When the Families First Coronavirus Response Act was passed, it was to take effect within 15 days of March 18, 2020.  Most assumed that the Act, thus, was effective on April 2, 2020.  Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Labor announced that the effective date of the Act will be April 1, 2020 (not an April...

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DOL Publishes FAQ on Families First Coronavirus Response Act

The U.S. Department of Labor published Questions and Answers on the soon-to-be effective Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act and the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act.  The new guidance offers guidance on some important questions such as: How do I know if my business is under the 500-employee threshold for coverage? How does a small...

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360 West Magazine Names 85 Kelly Hart Attorneys as Top Attorneys for 2019
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