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DOL Releases Initial FFCRA (Families First Coronavirus Response Act) Guidelines

  To see the full list of Questions and Answers provided by the DOL see their website. Below we’ve provided a quick summary of answers provided to the more pressing questions we received and/or see as concerns for our clients. WHAT WAS ANSWERED: Effective Date officially April 1, 2020 In previous articles and webinars, both provided by WPD and circulating on...
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TWO REFUNDABLE PAYROLL TAX CREDITS FOR SMALL TO MID-SIZE BUSINESSES

On March 20, 2020, the U.S. Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and the U.S. Department of Labor (Labor) announced that small and midsize employers can begin taking advantage of two new refundable payroll tax credits, designed to immediately and fully reimburse them, dollar-for-dollar, for the cost of providing Coronavirus-related leave to their employees. This relief to emplo...
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EMERGENCY PAID SICK LEAVE ACT – PART I

The Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (“Act”) was passed on March 18, 2020. The Act takes effect no later than April 2, 2020 and ends on December 31, 2020. The Act is part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. A copy of the full text and history of the Act can be found online at Families First Coronavirus Response Act. The Act applies to any employer who...
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THE FIRST DAY OF SPRING – UNSETTLING WITH COVID-19

To our past and current clients, advisors, colleagues and friends: It is the first day of spring of 2020 and instead of looking with anticipation to our summer of fun, we find ourselves  in the midst of an unprecedented global crisis, with no clear answers or definite end in sight.  Fear of what is to come is unsettling to everyone and we are all feeling a loss of control and sense of helplessness as we try to care for our loved ones. The list of what we cannot control is staggering and shocking.  We cannot control the stock market.  We ...
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