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The CARES Act Is The Law - Help Is On The Way For U.S. Businesses

On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) to provide financial assistance to individuals and businesses.  The CARES Act includes approximately $2 trillion in assistance to individuals and businesses. Read more

DOL Answers Regarding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

The Department of Labor (DOL) has answered many employer questions regarding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. For the DOL's complete FAQ, please click here. Below is our summary of some of the most important clarifications published by the DOL. Also... Read more

Attention Employers with Less than 500 Employees: Your Questions Answered re "Families First Coronavirus Response Act"

As we blogged about here, President Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the Act). The new law requires small employers with fewer than 500 employees to provide certain paid-leave benefits to employees who are negatively affected by the novel coronavirus emergency. Applicable employers are given new tax credits and federal payroll-tax relief to pay for the new mandatory benefits.   Read more

President Trump Signs the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

On March 18, 2020, the U.S. Senate passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the "Act"), by a vote of 90-8, and President Donald Trump signed the Act into law.    Read more

WARNING: New Jersey mini-WARN Act Amended to Require 90 Days of Notice and Guaranteed Severance Pay

On January 21, 2020, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law an amendment to the New Jersey mini-WARN Act to mandate 90 days' advance written WARN notice of a defined mass layoff, transfer of operations, or termination of operations (for companies with at least 100 employees) that affects at least 50 employees "at or reporting to" the establishment, among other provisions. N.J.S.A. § 34:21-1, et seq. The amended Act takes effect on July 19, 2020. Read more

Is Your Business Ready for the OSHA Electronic Reporting Deadline (due March 2)?

Employers subject to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration's (OSHA) reporting requirements have until March 2, 2020 to electronically file their 2019 Form 300A injury and illness summaries. Read more

The New Form I-9 Is Here. Is Your Business In Compliance with I-9 Requirements?

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) just released an updated Form I-9.  Although you aren't required to use the new version until May 1, 2020, employers should start using it now and take steps to come into compliance with the new Form I-9 rules. Read more

Got California Consumers, Employees, or Job Applicants?

California never makes it easy...and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is no exception.   If you are a for-profit entity that does business in CA (repeated transactions with CA consumers) then you need to know whether the CCPAprivacy notice and security requirements apply to your business.The CCPA is averybroad privacy law (similar to Europe's GDPR) which became effective January 1, 2020. Read more

Got Sexual Harassment Prevention Training?

On January 24, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released its statistics showing the number of sexual harassment claims and settlements in 2019. Full details can be viewed here. Read more

New in 2020: Affordable Care Act Reporting Relief for 2019- This Is Not Simple!

As employers head into the 2020 tax-filing season, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is providing new reporting guidance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  On December 2, 2019, the IRS issued Notice 2019-63.  In general, this guidance provides welcome relief for employers. However, because the IRS has been more aggressive recently in assessing ACA-related penalties, employers may want to take particular care to properly prepare all forms and timely file them with the IRS.  Read more

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