March 2020

What You Need to Know About the CARES Act Employee Benefits-related Provisions

On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) as part of a $2 trillion stimulus package. The CARES Act extends unemployment benefits to individuals who are unemployed, parti…

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FCRA) DOL Guidance Issued

Yesterday the United States Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (“Department”) announced its first round of published guidance on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) which takes effect April 1, 2020. The guidance includ…

President Trump Signs “Families First Coronavirus Response Act” (H.R. 6201)

On March 25, 2020 the DOL's Wage and Hour Division issued it's first round of guidance.On Wednesday, March 18, 2020, President Trump signed into law the “Families First Coronavirus Response Act,” which passed by a majority of votes in both houses of Co…

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Employment Updates by State

The majority of states and the federal government have declared a state of emergency in light of the growing concerns over the spread of COVID-19.Employers continue to have a key role in helping to stop the spread. Employers are encouraged to check in on t…

What Employers Should Consider in the Wake of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19), has spread from mainland China, to European countries and has now begun to infect communities across the United States, it has grown into a “public health emergency of international concern,” according to the…

December 2019

Connecticut Wage Legislation for Tipped Employees

On December 18, 2019, the Connecticut General Assembly convened for a one-day special session, during which it passed a new bipartisan wage bill for tipped employees.As is common practice in many states, Connecticut permits employers of tipped employees to…