April 2020

Overview of the DOL Guidance and Regulations on the FFCRA

The Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (“Department”) published a Q&A document on the implementation of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). Through its guidance documents, the Department is providing compliance assistance t…

SBA Issues Interim Final Rule for Paycheck Protection Program: Key Takeaways for Your Loan Application

Yesterday evening the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) issued an interim final rule (the “Guidance”) related to the implementation of the Paycheck Protection Program (the “PPP”) under the CARES Act. The Guidance can be found at this link.T…

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…

Law Enforcement Actions in the Wake of COVID-19

The Department of Justice, State Attorney Generals and federal and state regulators will be vigilant and aggressive in identifying, investigating and prosecuting fraud. Industries that are involved in government contracting and receive federal and state…

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…