President Trump signed the new stimulus bill this week, which DID NOT extend the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The FFCRA was established in March but expires December 31, 2020. Businesses were anxious to see whether Congress would extend the effectiveness into 2021.
Vaccines and health screenings are medical examinations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). An employer requiring a vaccine must do so for a legitimate business reason or as required to protect the workplace under analysis of the ADA’s "direct threat" standard.
On August 3, a New York federal judge struck down several provisions of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Final Rule applicable to both types of leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) – the Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL) and the Emergency Family Medical Leave Act (EFMLEA).
On Wednesday evening, the U.S. Senate passed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (the “Act”), which amends the CARES Act to provide businesses with greater flexibility in the use of PPP funds. President Trump signed the bill into law today, June 5. Below is a summary of the key changes.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) published a new interim final rule on Monday, May 18, 2020, which addresses the question of whether U.S. companies must include employees of foreign affiliates for purposes of measuring their number of employees for program eligibility.