Most aspects of the American Rescue Plan Act do not directly affect the HR function, but two of those that do are outlined below.
In response to a court ruling in early August that invalidated certain regulations by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) related to leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), the DOL has released revised regulations, which took effect September 16. The changes, or lack of changes, are outlined below. Definition of Health Care […]
A federal court in New York recently struck down four federal Department of Labor rules related to the leaves provided by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). As a result, certain aspects of the FFCRA are now more favorable to employees. Unfortunately, it’s not clear if the ruling applies nationwide or only in the […]
The IRS and U.S. Department of Labor announced their plans for new Federally mandated paid sick leave with Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).Employer items to note include: Employees directly affected by COVID-19 illness are entitled to up to 2 weeks of fully paid Emergency Paid Sick Leave. Employees can also receive benefits under the […]