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FURLOUGH VS. TERMINATION: EMPLOYER OBLIGATIONS REGARDING WAGES, BENEFITS, AND OTHER ISSUES

The coronavirus pandemic is creating quite a lot of chaos within the labor and employment world. Employees are wondering how they are going to get paid and employers are wondering how they are going to pay their employees. Money is tight and everyone is worried. But these moments of high stress are the ones that matter most. It can be easy to make mistakes and run afoul of the law or sound business practices when you feel rushed to take action, especially when it seems like there is a new federal law or municipal order being released every day....
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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, 2020In 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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