Late Wednesday afternoon, just as the leave provisions of EFMLEA and EPSLA were becoming effective to employers, the United States Department of Labor issued regulations addressing a host of issues.  Some of the regulations mirrored the DOL guidance released last week, but other portions were new or further clarifications.

While no alert can detail all

On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed the “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.”  The CARES Act makes significant changes to the unemployment compensation structure for all employers, including governmental entities and non-profit organizations. The CARES Act also implements a Paycheck Protection Program, which is designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses

Late Saturday, March 28, 2020, the United States Department of Labor updated, for the third time in less than a week, its guidance on the implementation of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) paid leave provisions.

The most recent guidance, among other updates, addresses two issues that have previously been unclear and will have

Late on Thursday, March 26, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor released a second round of guidance for employers to answer additional questions about the paid leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”).

The following is a brief recap of some additional questions answered in the new guidance. However, for more information,

The COVID-19 pandemic has made decision-making for employers feel urgent. Each headline of new cases and new restrictions screams “action”; however, perspective and thoughtfulness are qualities that will serve us all well as we navigate daily challenges.

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On March 16, 2020, the U.S. House of Representatives passed “corrections” to House Bill No. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”). The new version of the bill will come as a relief to many employers because it removes or restricts many of the paid leave provisions established in the original bill. Like the

On March 10, 2020, Governor Lamont declared civil preparedness and public health emergencies related to the COVID-19 outbreak. The primary effect of those declarations is that the Governor is empowered to take actions in order to protect the safety and health of residents in the State. This authority can be quite broad, so employers may

The National Labor Relations Board will likely issue its final rule on February 26 regarding joint-employer status under the National Labor Relations Act. According to a notice issued by the Board today, “[t]he final rule restores the joint-employer standard that the Board applied for several decades prior to the 2015 decision in Browning-Ferris, but

Last week, the DOL unveiled its new regulations aiming to increase the annual salary threshold to $35,000 for “white collar” overtime exemptions, up from the current $23,660 set in 2004.  The DOL estimates that this will result in approximately 1.3 million additional workers now qualifying for overtime.  The DOL also increased the “highly compensated worker”

Join us for our annual fall seminar on October 11, 2019 at the Hartford Marriott Downtown. This promises to be an interesting and informative program regarding recent developments in labor and employment law. Our half-day seminar will include discussions of the timely topics listed below as well as updates on recent legislation and court decisions